December 30, 2008
Alexis McGuire - Mother Leaves 8 Week Old Infant Alone In A Running, Unlocked Car While Shopping At Wal-Mart
Williamsburg, Virginia (The Weekly Vice) -- Alexis McGuire, a 19-year-old Williamsburg woman was charged with felony child neglect after she allegedly abandoned her 8-week-old infant in an unlocked car while she went shopping at Wal-Mart.
McGuire left the baby alone in an unlocked, running vehicle on Christmas Eve and then proceeded to shop inside an area Wal-Mart located on Rochambeau Drive in York County, according to York-Poquoson Sheriff's office spokesperson Mike Russell.
A York-Poquoson Sheriff's deputy discovered the child in the backseat of McGuire's Chrysler sedan after checking it because it was parked in a fire lane. He then waited with the child for about 5 minutes before the woman exited the store.
McGuire was booked into the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail on a charge of felony child neglect. She was released later the same day after posting a $10,000 bond. The child was released to his father, who was called to the scene.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Parked in a fire lane, engine running, doors unlocked, right in front of a Wal-Mart with a baby in the car. All she was missing was the sign that said "Two for one special. Steal a car, get a baby free!"
If this child makes it to his teens, it will be a miracle.
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