A 19-year-old mother, Tishika Nicole Blackston, has been charged by the Henrico Police in Henrico County, Va. with child neglect after police discovered a nine-month-old baby boy left alone in the mom’s motel room on Friday afternoon, according to a Sept. 3 report from WTVR.
The baby was discovered alone in the room at the Knights Inn in Henrico Co. by the motel’s custodial staff.
Police say that the baby was left on his own for several hours by the time police arrived on the scene.
There was also marijuana and a small dog in the room, police said.
Tishika Nicole Blackston, 19, was arrested and charged with felony child neglect and possession of marijuana.
The Henrico Police also reported that the mother was “either out shopping or eating when she left the child alone.”
Fortunately, the infant was discovered unharmed and was turned over to the care of a family member.
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