Prince William County

2-Year-Old Found Alone in Stroller in Virginia Mall Food Court

Police released the uninjured child to a family member

A 2-year-old boy was left alone by caretakers in a Virginia mall last week.

Security at Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge reported to police after 1:30 p.m. July 17 that they found a child abandoned and asleep in a stroller in the food court. 

Caretakers from Ebenezer Baptist Church Christian Academy, a preschool in Prince William County, returned to the mall to recover the child just before 3 p.m.

Police gave the uninjured child back to a family member.

Police charged Christal Lundy, the day care director for Ebenezer Christian Academy, with felony child neglect Friday.

"We determined that she was the one in charge of the program and in charge of the kids at the time and she was the primary caregiver," said Nathan Probus of Prince William County Police.

She turned herself into police at the Gar-Field police station and was released on $5,000 bond.

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