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Police: Mom to be charged for leaving son, 6, in car while she shopped at Cottage Grove store

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Police: Mom to be charged for leaving son, 6, in car while she shopped at Cottage Grove store
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Police say a Woodbury mother likely will be charged with child neglect after leaving her young son unattended in her car while she shopped at a Cottage Grove store.

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Cottage Grove police were called to Target, 8655 East Point Douglas Road, shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, after a customer reported seeing a child alone in the backseat of a car in the store parking lot.

Police located the 35-year-old mother. The woman, whose 4-year-old daughter was with her, told police her son was sleeping and she thought it would be OK to leave him in the vehicle. The woman said she had been shopping for 20 to 30 minutes.

The vehicle was locked but not running while the boy was inside.

Police are still investigating, but told the woman she would be charged with child neglect, according to the report.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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