Toddler left all alone in a locked car while his mother went partying with friends.

A 25-year-old woman faces child neglect charges after leaving her toddler in the car while she went out clubbing.

It happened in Schaffheausen in northern Switzerland, where police had to call a mechanic to free the child, reports Daily Mail.

His mother did not reappear until after midnight, when she told police she had been clubbing with workmates.

One witness was so angry by the woman’s actions that he attacked the car in fury, police said.

It happened in the early hours of Sunday, when people walking along the street heard the cries of the unsupervised toddler.

A group of helpers went looking around the area trying to find the car’s owner, but called police when their efforts came to nothing.

Officers called a car mechanic immediately after arriving at the scene, but his mother turned up 20 minutes later, just as the specialist got there.

In a statement, Schaffhausen police said the woman had left her child so she could go clubbing with her workmates.

The statement said she would face charges for ‘dereliction of the duty of care of her child’.

One man was reported to police by the boy’s mother after he flew into a rage and damaged her car.

The police statement said the man ‘could not hold back his anger’.

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  • What is wrong with people – to go clubbing. How ridiculous.


  • Had I been a Police Officer I would have broken into the car without a second thought. You can repair a damaged vehicle after you have saved a child’s life. A life comes first. In Aust the officer may have called an motoring organization to do it. Situations such as that are given top priority. They can divert a service vehicle from a job to do such an urgent one. It has been done in one State here in the past……Surely she could have found a relative or friend to mind her child. You never leave a child in a car alone.


  • she isn’t a mother – she is a bloody moron!


  • So sad …but am praying for the best well being for this little poppet.


  • Some “parents” and I use the term loosely in this case, are so neglectful and just plain stupid! How could you even consider doing this?!?!


  • Poor little toddler


  • Some people just shouldn’t be parents.


  • I bet she’s the coolest kid in school right now. I love it! If my girls asked I’d agree straight up, It’s only hair. The ones I feel sorry for are the kids that their mothers think they are Hair dressers and cut it themselves. Or Shave their heads because they’re too lazy to treat them for head lice.


  • To me she doesn’t look like one mother so happy to have a child. Otherwise she wouldn’t do that!


  • Once again selfishness over common sense and responsibility. Why is it that adults do not want to grow up and take responsibility anymore?


  • This story just makes me sad and hopefully there will be intervention and some support in relation to parental responsibilities.


  • I wonder what her outcome will be.


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