An employee of a Hopkinsville daycare was arrested yesterday for allegedly forgetting about and leaving a 2-year old unattended in a van which was being serviced.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 40-year old Erica James of Hopkinsville dropped a van belonging to House of Angels Daycare off at a tire store just before 3:30.
About 45 minutes later, a mechanic went to bring the van inside and found a 2-year old little girl inside alone and crying. The child had been inside the van, which wasn’t running, in the parking lot on Fort Campbell Boulevard alone for the entire time.
Police say James came back and picked the child up and took her home, but did not tell the mother why she was so late in getting her there.
James was charged with 1st degree Wanton Endangerment and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.