New Mom Facing Charges After Leaving Baby Alone in Car For 3 Minutes So She Could Grab a Donut

I don’t think I’ve ever left my kids in my car unattended for any amount of time, not because I’m a ‘perfect’ mom, but because I was always a paranoid mom when my kids were little. But I do know people who would leave a sleeping baby in the car if they needed to run in to a store quickly to grab something, locking the car and leaving it in their sight line the entire time.

While it’s not something I would do, I think it’s walking a fine line to have someone arrested if they chose to do it, but that’s exactly where a new mom in Virginia finds herself after leaving her sleeping baby in her car to run in to a local convenience store to grab a quick donut, which took her all of 3 minutes.

mom arrested for leaving baby in car to get donut
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Kelli

Kelli is a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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