A Waterford Township woman is under investigation after she allegedly left her toddler alone at the Waterford Motel and he was found meandering near the intersection of Dixie Highway and Telegraph Road around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Officers responded to the area when a woman found the 3-year-old boy walking and wearing only a T-shirt and underwear. The woman told the officers she put the child in her car to keep him warm until police arrived. She also told officers that there was a visibly upset woman in the Waterford Motel parking lot.
That woman, the child’s mother, told officers she left the boy alone for about 20 minutes in a motel room while she took her husband to work, according to a Waterford Police Department press release. The child was sleeping at the time, and he was not harmed or injured.
The boy was returned to his mother once officers contacted Child Protective Services. The incident remains under investigation by both Waterford police and Child Protective Services.