Mom left tot alone in car while she shopped in North Huntingdon
North Huntingdon police have charged a woman with leaving her toddler alone in an unlocked car while she shopped at Wal-Mart on Nov. 1.
A woman who saw the girl asleep in a car seat in the rear of a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire that was unlocked and running alerted store personnel and called police, according to court records.
The witness told police that nobody was around the vehicle for at least 15 minutes. The incident occurred shortly after 11:35 a.m.
After an employee made an announcement over the store’s loudspeaker system, Alysa Danielle Kelly, 25, of West Newton went back to her vehicle, where she was met by police officers.
Video surveillance showed that Kelly was the driver and that she left her daughter unattended, according to police.
Kelly of North Second Street was charged with endangering the welfare of children, leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in support of the charges.
Police said a review of her driving record showed that she has five previous convictions for driving with a revoked license, police said.
Kelly faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 28 before North Huntingdon District Judge Douglas Weimer.
Tony LaRussa is a Trib Total Media staff writer.