LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - A mother has been arrested after she was found allegedly passed out drunk in a parking lot while her child sat in a grocery cart.
Lafayette police say someone called them Sunday night to report that a child had been left all alone sitting in a buggy outside in the cold.
Temperatures were possibly near freezing at the time, as they dropped as low as 32 degrees that night.
When officers arrived, they found the baby and his mother, Laura Walsh. Police say Walsh was sleeping.
Officers say they tried to wake her but she appeared to be passed out drunk.
She was arrested for child desertion and disturbing the peace by intoxication.
The one-year-old boy was taken by child protection services. He was not injured.
How can she live her baby out in the cold?
Im glad the baby is ok.