Ft. Pierce mom leaves baby in cardboard box

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

FORT PIERCE, FL (WFLX) - A Fort Pierce mother left her 1-year-old daughter home alone in a cardboard box in the closet while she picked up her older children from the bus stop according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.

Twenty-six-year-old Olga Garay was booked into jail Thursday night charged with child neglect.

Deputies got a tip to go to the home and were waiting when she arrived. She said she was gone for five minutes, and it was too hot to bring the baby outside.