Mother, companion charged with leaving infant alone in car

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Posted: Feb 05, 2015 8:28 AM

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A mother and her companion have been arrested after Connecticut police say they left a 2-week-old infant alone in a cold car while they were in an adult novelty store in Southington.

Police say Lindsay M. Hoffman, the child's mother, and Marquette Riggsbee entered the store Wednesday with the infant and were told by employees that children were not allowed in. They left and returned without the baby, who remained alone in the car for 20 minutes.

Employees checked on the infant and called police.

The 26-year-old Hoffman and Riggsbee, who is 54, were charged with risk of injury to a minor.

Each was held on a $25,000.00 bond. It was not known Thursday if they are represented by a lawyer.

The infant was evaluated at a hospital and state child welfare officials were notified.