Mom Accused of Leaving Sleeping Toddler Alone in Car

A Simsbury mom is in some trouble for choosing to not interrupt nap time.  Instead, police said she left her toddler alone to slumber in a parked car.

Maria Murray, 32, was arrested after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car as she shopped at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor, police said.  

Someone spotted the toddler in a parked car and reported it. Murray returned a few minutes later and told police she didn't want to disturb her sleeping daughter so she left the girl in the locked vehicle while she shopped, police said. She was charged with leaving a child unsupervised, which is a misdemeanor. 

The child was unharmed. 

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