PD: 4-year-old found wandering near pond while mother went shopping


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Suffolk woman was arrested after police say she left her son home alone while she went shopping.

According to Suffolk police, 33-year-old Laniece Deshawn Wilson left her 4-year-old son home alone. Officers say the child was found wandering near a retention pond in the 400 block of Teton Circle, around 10 a.m. Sept. 5.

Investigators said she left the child sleeping while she went to two different shopping centers. The boy was not injured.

She was arrested and charged with abuse and neglect of children and cruelty and injuries to children.

Child protective services was notified.

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