Middletown Mom Arrested for Leaving 4-Year-Old in Car


MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH)- A Middletown mother was arrested after her 4-year-old child was left in the car alone. Shakimia Johnson of Middletown is charged leaving a child under 12 unsupervised in public or in a motor vehicle. Johnson is due in court on October 20.

Police say Johnson was going to a drug test at Middlesex Medical Center and wasn’t sure if she could bring the child inside, so she left the child in the car. Police say Johnson told them the appointment took longer than she expected, and she wasn’t allowed to leave to check on her child.

Police say the child was left in the car for 30 to 45 minutes, and police were called to the scene.

Johnson was arrested and released on $10,000 bond.


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