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Mother Arrested After 4-Year-Old Calls 911 Complaining of Hunger, Police Say

A 4-year-old boy was found alone inside a home on Frank Haskell Court on Wednesday. (Screenshot, Mapquest.)
A 4-year-old boy was found alone inside a home on Frank Haskell Court on Wednesday. (Screenshot, Mapquest.)

Editor's Note: The suspect's identity was withheld from this story to protect the victim's identity.  

A Bristow woman was arrested Wednesday after police say her 4-year-old called 911 complaining of hunger. 

The 43-year-old mother was arrested and charged with felony child neglect, authorities said. 

Police found the 4-year-old boy at 8:34 a.m. alone in a home on Frank Haskell Court in an affluent Bristow neighborhood off Route 28, Prince William County Police reports show. 

The suspect eventually returned home from running errands and, following an investigation, was arrested.  It is not clear how long she was gone from the residence, police said. 

She was released on her own recognizance from the Prince William County Detention Center in Manassas. 

The boy is now in the custody of family members. 

Nancy January 30, 2014 at 08:22 PM
I feel really bad for the child, apparently he was hungry, for what ever reason. I know hunger, I experienced it as a kid myself. I also want to add, the child was very smart. God Bless All The Little Ones!
Eric Graff January 31, 2014 at 06:09 AM
NEVER teach little ones to dial 911 I guess is the message here
nnika cromwell January 31, 2014 at 07:19 PM
this is just plain ridiculous to leave a 4 yr at home alone. the hungry part is an entire other issue. clearly leaving such a small child at home to begin with demonstrates that this woman is not fit to be a parent. as far as abortion is concerned, that's entire different issue as well and should be of no one's concern accept the woman that's carrying the fetus in her womb. i wish people would stop trying to regulate and dictate what someone can or can't do with their own body. until a fetus is viable and able to live outside of the womb without interference from MAN it ain't a person. people want to holler about god but have no problem with trying to play god after a baby is born. if a woman chooses to abort that is between her and her maker to judge. folks only seem to value life when its still in the womb, has no birth certificate or social security number yet. but have no problem with blowing someone's brains out themselves or through our military or dropping a bomb on millions at a time.
p bresn January 31, 2014 at 07:39 PM
you have a lot of nasty people in manassas...i am appalled at some of these remarks.
Chris Oser January 31, 2014 at 08:52 PM
I think all of you people are imbeciles worry about yourself that's why this country is all messed up wow this is what America is coming to that figures we will be like the sheep herders in Afghanistan in a few years this way the government has all the power and we just sit and nod I fought for this country I am ashamed to call my self american

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