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October 31, 2009 permalink
A Connecticut mother has been charged with a felony after her three-year-old son wandered away from home.
Warning! Parents who secure their children with locks on the doors will have their children removed for keeping them locked up.
Manchester Child Found Wandering On Street
Parent Says Child Has History Of Leaving Home
POSTED: 3:06 pm EDT October 29, 2009, UPDATED: 3:53 pm EDT October 29, 2009
MANCHESTER, Conn. -- Police in Manchester said that a 3-year-old child was found wandering on Parker Street on Thursday morning.
Police responded to reports of a small child wearing an adult sweatshirt and wet pajama bottoms at the Big Y supermarket on Tolland Turnpike.
Police arrested 26-year-old Kristen Purrott and charged her with risk of injury after her child wandered away from home.
Police made the decision to arrest Purrott based on the amount of time the child was unaccounted for, and the fact that the child crossed a busy street alone and was found by an unknown person to the family.
Purrott was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and was scheduled to be in court on Friday.
Purrott said that the child had a history of leaving the house and had purchased new locks for the doors to prevent him from leaving. She said that she had the intention of installing the new locks on Thursday.
Source: WFSB Hartford