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Mother arrested for leaving young daughter alone in park during her shift at restaurant

By Mason White 10:58 AM July 30, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after she allowed her daughter to play alone in a park rather sending her to a child care facility.

46-year-old Debra Harrell, is a single mother who works hard to support her daughter,

She is a shift manager at McDonald’s.

However, she was arrested at work after someone spotted her daughter alone in the park in Augusta, South Carolina, and called police.

According to the incident report, the 9-year-old girl told the witness that she meets her mother at McDonald’s, which is located inside a Walmart store about a mile from the park, for lunch.

A spokesman for McDonald’s declined to elaborate on Harrell, who has worked for McDonald’s for five years, but said that she was not fired.

Harrell allegedly admitted to leaving her daughter in the park on several occasions. She was charged with child neglect.

Her daughter was temporarily removed from the home, but has since been returned to the care of her mother.