Police: Mother left 4-year-old at home alone while she went to work

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 8:30 PM

HOUSTON—A mother in southeast Houston has been leaving her 4-year-old son home alone while she worked at PetsMart, police said.

Rachel Waldroup is charged with felony child abandonment.

Her son turned five Thursday.

Investigators said he would be left at home alone for eight hours.

Waldroup told police that a friend was supposed to be watching her son, but she was unable to give officers a name.

 

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