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Maine mother who allegedly left toddler in the shopping cart will be charged

A woman was charged after police said she abandoned her toddler in the parking lot of Massachusetts with a Goal in the weekend.

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A Maine woman was charged Wednesday after police say she abandoned her toddler in the parking lot of Massachusetts with a Goal in the weekend.

Easton Police responded to a call Saturday about 1 a.m. that “baby” was found in the store parking lot, sitting in a cart alone, according to a press release.

The members of the Easton Police Department is assessed on the 17-month-old child, who appeared to have no injuries. He was taken to an area hospital for further evaluation.

The person who called the police was a customer, who stayed with the child until the authorities arrived.

The researchers found that one hour after the child was found, a man called the police to report “that the child had been left in the parking lot by accident.” Police say the man was with the mother of the child, who was later identified as 27-year-old Taylor Perdue.

Perdue told officials that after leaving the Target, she returned to her car with her three friends, and thought one of them had tied her son in the car seat. They left in a separate car, and it was only when Perdue reached Plymouth, more than 30 miles away, that she realized she’d left her son behind.

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services returned authority to Perdue later the same day, according to the police.

She is scheduled to appear in Court at a later date.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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