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Police: Woman Who Abandoned Son in Subzero Temps Apparently Under Influence

The boy was found with hypothermia and frostbite after 14 hours in a car in a Colorado Target's parking lot



    Mother Charged With Leaving Toddler in Freezing Car

    A 2-year-old boy was left in a car during subzero temperatures Friday night in Colorado. Thornton officers say they found the toddler in a snow-covered car Saturday afternoon, suffering from severe hypothermia and frost bite. The toddler's mother, Nicole Carmon, has been arrested for felony child abuse after police say she left the little boy in the car alone for at least seven hours. Carmon claims she was in a car accident with her son the night before and left to get help, but so far Thornton's investigation shows that's not true. (Published Monday, Dec. 19, 2016)

    A Colorado woman accused of leaving her son alone in a car overnight during a snowstorm appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol around the time she apparently abandoned the boy.

    Court documents say that surveillance video captured 26-year-old Nicole Carmon walking into a gas station Friday night in suburban Denver looking disheveled and appearing distressed. Investigators say she seemed to say something about "Target" and pointed to a nearby Target store before walking off.

    The boy was found Saturday morning in a car covered in snow parked at the Target store about 14 hours later. He had hypothermia and frostbite.

    The Denver Post reports that Carmon told police that she had six shots of vodka Friday.

    The public defender's office declined to comment on the allegations.