Shopper finds tot outside Walmart store

January 18, 2013

A Lawrence mother has been arrested on neglect charges after a shopper reported seeing a 2-year-old boy alone in an unlocked car outside a Walmart store at 10735 Pendleton Pike. Lawrence police say the boy was sleeping. The car wasn’t running, and the outside temperature was 33 degrees. The mother, 24-year-old Alicia Rodriquez, told officers she was buying medicine for a sick child at home. The boy was turned over to his father.