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PHOENIX - 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.
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.
"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.