BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Maryland mother has been arrested and charged with child neglect after her son was found in Harford County wandering.

mcmillan Md. Mother Charged After Allegedly Leaving Child Home While She Went Grocery Shopping

Credit: Aberdeen Police Dept.

Aberdeen Police say Kendra R. McMillan has been arrested after her son was found near the area of Philadelphia Boulevard and James Street walking alone Tuesday afternoon.

Around 3:45 p.m., officers responded to the scene where a citizen was with the 4-year-old child and issued a public message via social media to identify the parents or guardians of the boy.

Officials learned that McMillan was the mother of the child and that she allegedly left her son at home in the 600 block of Holly Circle and went to a nearby grocery store. While she was gone, her son managed to leave the house.

McMillan has been charged with neglect of a minor, child desertion, reckless endangerment, false statement to a police officer and obstruction and hindering.

McMillan’s son is in the care of Child Protective Services, while she is at the Harford County Detention Center.

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