REPORT: 4-year-old left inside car alone at the mall

(Source: Escambia County Sheriff's Office: Photo: Alexandra Christensen)

A 24-year-old woman is arrested on child neglect charges for leaving her child alone inside a vehicle.

A report states on February 2, 2018, a good Samaritan spotted a 4-year-old in a car seat alone in the backseat of a car in the mall parking lot and alerted a Pensacola Police officer.

The officer waited by the vehicle for at least 10 to 15 minutes before the child’s mother, Alexandra Christensen, reappeared with food in her hand, the report revealed.

Pensacola Police stated in the report they asked the Christensen why she left the child and she stated she ‘went to get food’.

When officers with the Pensacola Police Department arrested Christensen, she became “irate” and tired stop officers from placing her in the patrol unit, the report states.

It reveals Christensen began kicking the doors and windows.

She is charged with child neglect and resisting an officer.

The 4-year-old was released to Christensen’s mother.

DCF will investigate the incident.

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