SMITHFIELD -- A Smithfield man has been ticketed after leaving his 3-year-old son in a car at a store parking lot.
Police say Reginald Batten Jr. left his child locked in a car in the parking lot of Olympia Sports on Benns Church Blvd. on Friday around 6:30 p.m.
The father told police his son was left in the car for about 10 minutes.
Police notified Child Protective Services.