Mother charged for leaving newborn in freezing car
A mother is behind bars for allegedly leaving her two week old infant in a freezing car while she went shopping in an adult novelty store.
According to WFSB, 26-year-old Connecticut resident Lindsay Hoffman entered VIP: Very Intimate Pleasures Wednesday morning with her child and a friend. VIP staff informed the new mother that children weren't allowed in the adult store, but rather than leave or wait in the car with her newborn while her friend shopped, Hoffman left the infant in the car in 29 degree Fahrenheit weather without any winter dress.
When an employee realized they left the baby in the freezing car, they called police.
Responding officers found the vehicle wasn't running despite the freezing cold temperatures, and determined Hoffman and her friend, 54-year-old Marquette Riggsbee, had been in the store for more than twenty minutes. Apparently, they were shopping for sexy shoes.
Hoffman and Riggsbee were both charged with risk of injury to a child and leaving a child unsupervised. They remain in jail unless a $25,000 thousand bond is posted.
The New York Daily News reports Hoffman is no stranger to being behind bars; she was convicted of prostitution in 2013.