Hattiesburg woman arrested for leaving child in car at Wal-Mart

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg woman was arrested in a Wal-Mart parking lot Sunday afternoon after leaving her baby in a car.

Bobbie Joe McSwain, 20, allegedly left her 9-month-old boy inside her car and then went inside the Wal-Mart on Hwy 49. Another customer reported seeing the child, and called the police.

Police were able to get the child out, and when the boy's mother came out, instead of getting back in her car, she was put in the back of a police vehicle and charged with felony child neglect.

It is unclear how long the boy may have been in the car, however, he seemed to be ok and was turned over to a family member.

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