Henrico woman arrested, charged for leaving baby alone inside running car

HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) – A Henrico woman has been arrested and charged, after police say she left a baby alone inside a running car while she was inside a store last month.

Police responded to the 2000 block of Old Brick Road on March 17 for an accident. A woman told police that she had seen a baby alone inside a running vehicle. She says the suspect, 24-year-old Carrie Anne Carden,left a store, got into the vehicle and tried to leave.

The woman tried to stop Carden from leaving by maneuvering her vehicle in front Carden’s, who attempted to drive around it. The woman told police she then got out of her vehicle to block Carden’s exit; she says Carden pushed her out of the way with her vehicle and then fled the scene.

Police charged Carden with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and driving on a suspended license.

Stay with 8News for updates on this case.

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