Louisville woman arrested for allegedly leaving son alone

Louisville woman arrested for allegedly leaving son alone

Louisville woman arrested for allegedly leaving son alone

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by Kelsey Graeter

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 25 at 12:48 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- A Louisville woman was arrested Monday after police said she abandoned her 3-year old-son.

Nicole Gaunthier was arrested after officers said they received a report of a small child wandering the hallways of her apartment building. The child was seen walking around the building barefoot wearing a t-shirt and diaper, and crying "mommy." Police were called after the child wandered into a neighbor's apartment.

Gaunthier was gone over an hour before police found her phone number and contacted her. Gaunthier told police that she was driving around the apartment complex talking on her phone, and did not know she would be gone that long.

As a result, the child is now left in care of the grandmother.

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