Police in Phoenix are trying to find the woman they said left a toddler in a stroller in the middle of a shopping center parking lot Saturday.
The child, who is between 1 and 2 years old and was asleep in the stroller, is in the custody of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, KTVK reported.
Child Abandonment, Sat, 5/18/19, 8am, 19thAve&IndianSchoolRd. Request for Public Assistance with locating the person in this video: call @SilentwitnessAZ (480) W-I-T-N-E-S-S. INFO: https://t.co/s2VivmRtXs pic.twitter.com/EwdmaIloM7— Phoenix Police Department (@phoenixpolice) May 20, 2019
The little boy was discovered by a bystander. The stroller was in a parking space near a fast-food restaurant, and was partially hidden under food wrappers and what police described as “other junk,” according to KTVK.
“Someone who was on their way to work was walking by a pile of really just debris and among that debris was a stroller and inside the stroller was a little moving leg,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis told KTVK.
The boy was taken to an area hospital to be checked out. He wasn’t hurt, KTVK reported.
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