This story really upset me. I could barely watch the video. This woman in Riverside, California walked into a grocery store with her two-year old daughter...and then walked out without her...on PURPOSE!!
According to police: The unknown adult female entered the store with the child by her side. While inside the store, the toddler wandered off. The mother never sought out the child’s whereabouts and continued shopping. When the mother was shopping, a Good Samaritan brought the child to her and the mother responded, “oh just leave her.” The mother deserted the toddler after she paid for the groceries. It appears the toddler was intentionally left in the store by the mother. The small child was able to identify the woman as her “mommy” when she was shown a photo from the surveillance footage. To date, the child has not been reported as missing and has since been placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.
Police are asking for the public's help to identify the woman.