Mother forgets child in shopping cart, charged with child endangerment, police say

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- An Arizona mother has been charged with child endangerment, after she admitted that she mistakenly left her baby in a shopping cart and drove away.

Cherish Peterson told KPHO that she rushed into a Phoenix grocery store to buy candy for a nephew's birthday. She had three of her four small children with her, but left the 2-month-old boy in a cart in front of the store, according to police. 

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The baby was found almost immediately and was taken inside a nearby salon. 

The baby was not hurt. Police said Peterson returned to look for her baby within 40 minutes after she realized what happened.

"A mistake was made, and we learned, but we're not perfect. We're not perfect. But we love our family and we love our children"

Posted by CBS 5 AZ - KPHO on Thursday, August 27, 2015

"As I was pulling into the garage, my 3-year-old goes, Where's baby Huxton?" Peterson said. "His car seat is right behind me. I turned around and realized it was gone."

Peterson was charged with one misdemeanor count of child endangerment, KPHO reported.


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