Mother drives around city smoking marijuana while her 4-year-old daughter nearly freezes to death wandering on the street (video)By Mason White 6:44 PM February 22, 2015
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested on charges of risk of injury to a minor after she left her young children alone while smoking marijuana with a friend , police in Connecticut said.
New London Police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Rebecca Reyes, after being accused of leaving her three young children home alone at 2:00 a.m.
According to the police investigation, Reyes called for help early on Friday morning, to report that her 4-year-old daughter was missing.
She told officers that she put the child to bed around 12:30 a.m., along with her two other children, aged 2 and 5. When she went to check on them around 3:00 a.m., her 4-year-old daughter was gone.
However, the woman’s five-year-old child told detectives that Mommy was not home. Reyes then admitted that she left them home at 2:00 a.m. with a friend to smoke marijuana.
She told police she returned around 3:00 a.m., and realized that her 4-year-old daughter was gone. Police said that they found the girl near a neighbor’s house.
The girl was nearly unconscious and her body temperature had dropped to 92 degrees. The child was taken by ambulance to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released.
Reyes was booked into jail and her bail was set at $250,000.
The grandfather took custody of the 4-year-old girl, while the Department of Children and Families are caring for the other children.