The rules of Black Friday are unwritten, but leaving a toddler in the car to go shop and hunt down the best deals should certainly be against them.
A 25-year-old man named Anthony Perry was arrested Friday morning as he left his girlfriend's two-year-old son in the car to go shop for hours at a K-Mart for a wide-screen TV.
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.
Unfortunately, this is not the worst criminal case found from Black Friday. A gunman shot two people at a Walmart in Florida the same day.
Hopefully people can learn to participate in Black Friday more safely and smart.
SOURCE: News One