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Toddler Left in Car at Springfield K-Mart Allegedly to Buy TV

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Springfield Police had to break into a car at the K-Mart on Liberty street Friday morning when they found a toddler left in the backseat of a car.

The two-year-old was discovered at around 1:30 Friday morning.

The boy’s mother was at work and her boyfriend, 34 year old Anthony Perry of Springfield, was supposed to be watching the child.

Springfield Police tell ABC40 that they were able to get in touch with Perry. He was at the couples home on Goodwin Street with a brand-new 51-inch flat screen television.

The man told police he went into the store and when he came back outside, the boy was gone. He then told police that he made other arrangements to bring the tv back to his home. Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding why he made other arrangements to get home.

The toddler was taken to Baystate Medical Center with his mother for evaluation. He was released.

According to Lt. Robert Moynihan of the Springfield Police Department, police are looking to seek a complaint against Perry for reckless endangerment to a child. He has not been charged at this time.

DCF will also have a say in what happens next.

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