SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 23, 2012)--A Massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a car while he shopped for Black Friday bargains, and then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television, but left the toddler behind.
Police, alerted by store security personnel, found the boy asleep in the vehicle in a Kmart parking lot at around 1:30 a.m. Friday.
They forced their way into the car and took the boy to the hospital as a precaution.
Meanwhile, they tracked the man to his Springfield home.
He told police he lost the boy while shopping, panicked and called someone else for a ride.
The boy's mother was working at the time.
The 34-year-old man was not arrested and not immediately charged, but police say they expect to charge him with reckless endangerment to a child.