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Toddler left at store returned to mother

September 1, 2007

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— Authorities have returned a 2-year-old Kansas boy to his mother, who left him behind at a convenience store in Newcastle, Okla., her attorney said.

Erica Hinojosa, of Piercerville, Kan., told police she was traveling through Oklahoma with her five children and other family members Aug. 5 when they stopped at a convenience store at Interstate 35 and State Highway 9.

She said she didn't realize she left the boy behind until she arrived home six hours later.

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services had custody of the boy for several days, but attorney Arlan Bullard said the child was returned to Hinojosa earlier this month.

The McClain County District Attorney's office does not plan to file criminal charges against Hinojosa, Assistant District Attorney Lori Puckett said.

Comments

busymom 7 years, 10 months ago

"She said she didn't realize she left the boy behind until she arrived home six hours later."

I'm speechless :|

Confrontation 7 years, 10 months ago

What about the other relatives? No one noticed a 2-year-old missing? This is complete B.S. and she shouldn't get this kid back.

matahari 7 years, 10 months ago

Ha, this happened to my brother once, and when the family came back to get him, he was sitting on a fence, swinging his legs , and he said, "I knew you'd be back' It happens ok?

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