Police: Mom left kid in car while she shoplifted

Posted at 6:03 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 18:03:10-05

RICHMOND, Ind. -- A Richmond mom was arrested after allegedly leaving her two-year-old in the car while she shoplifted at a Meijer. 

Ashley Doolin, 27, has been preliminarily charged with child endangerment, theft, possession of a schedule I, II, III or IV controlled substance, possession of stolen property and criminal conversion. 

Officer Ron Pennington said at the time the two-year-old was removed from the car, the air temperature was between 10 and 15 degrees. 

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Police say the child had been alone inside the car for 20 to 30 minutes and was not wearing a coat. 

In Doolin's car, police found about $800 worth of stolen merchandise from Meijer, a loaded stolen handgun and prescription pill bottles that did not match her name. 

Doolin posted bond and was released from jail. 


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