If we know anything here at Crime Feed, it’s that no matter what the weather is outside, it’s always a terrible idea (not to mention illegal) to leave your baby in a car unattended.
Lindsay Hoffmann didn’t appear to get that memo because she left her two-week-old baby in a 1997 Nissan Sentra—unattended!—so she could shop with a male companion in an adult novelty store.
Hoffmann and 54-year-old Marquette Riggsbee first attempted to enter the store with the newborn, but they were turned away.
Seemingly unfazed, the 26-year-old woman and her “friend” returned to Very Intimate Pleasures without the baby, which made the employees suspicious.
When a worker went into the parking lot to look for the tot, that’s when they found the child alone inside the car and immediately called the cops.
According to the police report, “the vehicle was not running and temperatures were below freezing.”
While the baby’s extremities were cold, the child’s core temperature was normal.
Regardless, the baby was sent to a local hospital for further evaluation and the police contacted child welfare services, who launched their own investigation.
Hoffmann and Riggsbee were both charged with risk of injury to a minor and leaving a child unsupervised.
They are each being held in lieu of $25,000 bond and will appear in court on Thursday.
Photo: Southington Police Department