Mum leaves 17-month-old son sitting alone in a shopping trolley in a car park for more than an hour, after a trip to Target.

Taylor Perdue, 27, is facing charges of abandonment and endangering a child after police were called when the little boy was rescued by passers-by.

Taylor, from Maine, USA, told police she left him accidentally, after she thought one of her friends had buckled the boy into his rear-facing car seat before she drove off. She’d been shopping with three friends and they all drove off in different cars from the store.

The little boy was reportedly taken to hospital but was given the all-clear and released back to the care of his family.

Taylor claimed that after driving for half an hour she realised her son was not in the car. A man then called police to say that she was driving back to the store to collect him.

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families has launched an investigation and Taylor will appear in court at a later date, according to police.

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  • I would have thought it would still be the first thing you’d check, notwithstanding the fact you thought someone else had popped your baby into your car for you. Don’t understand how anyone could drive off without checking first.


  • How could anyone forget their baby?! The baby is the first thing you unload out if the trolley and into the car, the baby is the mist important thing. How could someone forget their baby!!!


  • How could anyone forget their baby in a trolly.


  • I never had this happen to me thank goodness. If children are going to be placed in the back seat facing the rear then maybe their should be a mirror so we can see them. So glad the little one was okay.


  • Poor thing, thankfully someone nice found him


  • Wow. I have heard this happening with newborns. In the fog of a new baby, forgetting you have one. I can’t imagine this happening.


  • That’s shocking! I don’t know how anyone could do that- I mean my kids never shut up so I’d know straight away if they weren’t in the car.


  • Thank goodness the little man is safe now.. I can’t imagine forgetting my children.

    • Either can I – but it does happen to some people.


  • How horrible for the little one!


  • Poor bubs ! Imagine this little boy in the trolley, left alone for more then a hour, not knowing what’s happening. The one who should make him feel safe and protected gone and no-one else looking after him. Thank God nothing bad happened indeed !


  • I just think of the worst, he could’ve been kidnaped or taken by strangers. Thankgod he is ok


  • I’m not sure how this could happen?? Even if someone else straps my son in, I always double check it’s been done correctly and I constantly check in the mirror to make sure he’s ok. I don’t know how you can drive for that long and not even notice. Poor bub


  • How could you miss seeing a child in a trolley? Dis she think the other woman had put both her children in the car for her?


  • This is fairly extreme carelessness – glad it’s being investigated.


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