CMPD: Man left 9-month-old in car at SouthPark Mall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a man left a 9-month-old alone in a car at SouthPark Mall on Wednesday.

Just before 1 p.m., a woman called to report a 9-month-old left unattended inside a vehicle in a parking deck at SouthPark Mall.

The complainant told police the suspect, now identified as 36-year-old Coyia Ward, left the infant alone in the car for at least half an hour.

Police cited Ward for neglect.

MEDIC tended to the infant on the scene.


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