Cops: mom left toddler alone in SUV outside bar

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NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a Connecticut woman on allegations she left her 22-month-old child alone in a vehicle outside a bar as she enjoyed drinks with friends.

Norwalk police charged 32-year-old Christina Failla of Weston early Sunday morning with felony risk of injury to a minor. A witness called police after finding the child sleeping alone in a locked sport-utility vehicle late Saturday night.

Police told The Hour that Failla returned to the SUV after officers had removed the child from the vehicle. Police say she told officers she had only been gone a few minutes, but a witness said she had several alcoholic drinks at the bar.

A phone message seeking comment was left at a listing for Failla’s address Monday. It’s not clear if she has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Hour, http://www.thehour.com

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