Woman Left Children in Mall Food Court While Shopping on Black Friday: Police

A Bridgeport woman is accused of leaving two children, including a 2-year-old, unattended while doing Black Friday shopping at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford. 

Police responded to the mall on Boston Post Road around 4:15 p.m. Friday after receiving reports that a juvenile was left alone. 

Police said 30-year-old Hasenah Alessi, of Bridgeport, left a 2-year-old and an 8-year-old in the food court while she shopped at Macy’s. 

Alessi was charged with leaving a child unattended and risk of injury. 

She was released on a promise to appear and is due in court on Dec. 19.

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