Chelscia Lynn English
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- St. Paul police say they arrested a mother after she left her 3-year-old daughter in a running SUV, which the toddler put into drive and smashed through a store window.
No one was injured.
Police spokesman Andy Skoogman said Tuesday the 23-year-old mother, Chelscia Lynn English, was arrested and charged with one count of endangerment of a child.
Skoogman says the mother told police she ran into Rainbow Foods Sunday night to get some juice. Surveillance video shows the woman pulled into a handicapped parking spot and ran into the store.
He says the toddler climbed into the front seat and put the vehicle in drive. It rolled over a curb and shattered a large window at a Cost Cutters store, which was closed at the time.
An investigating officer said the strip mall parking lot and sidewalk were busy with pedestrians and traffic.
If English is convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison and/or $3,000 in fines.
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