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On the way to take her 8-year-old son to school, an unidentified woman in Norfolk, Va., stopped at the post office — and left the boy in the car with the engine running to keep the heat on. When she came out, the car was gone; she called police. The woman had left her cell phone in the car, and police quickly tracked it. “We found the child at school, unharmed, sitting in the classroom with a smile on his face,” says Officer Daniel Hudson. Two men had stolen the car, discovered the boy in the back seat, and took him to school — and dumped the car nearby. Police have not found the men. It’s not illegal to leave a car running, nor to leave a child in a car, but Hudson says the mother may face criminal charges anyway. (RC/WAVY Portsmouth) ...Because it’s a lot easier to file charges against the mom than find the real criminals.
Original Publication Date: 13 December 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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