According to CNET.com, Perry found the car with the toddler missing after he came out from shopping, and got a ride from a friend.
He told the authorities, who then saved the child once the son was abandoned, that he never reported the child missing.
News One reports:
When officers questioned Perry, he told them, that he had taken the child with him into the store but the boy somehow got lost. Yet, according to police, there were no missing child reports filed for the toddler.
After police were able to remove the child from Perry’s SUV, they took the boy to a nearby hospital to have him thoroughly checked out.
The boy’s unidentified mother, who had been at work, told authorities that Perry was supposed to have been babysitting her son.
Perry left the store with the TV in hand, but was then later found at his home and charged with reckless endangerment to a child.