- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Houston day care is apologizing after a 10-month-old boy was accidentally locked inside and left alone past closing hours, forcing his terrified parents to break a window to rescue him.

Police are investigating Sharonda Ross‘ claims that she and husband had to break into Joann’s Day Care and Camp to rescue their crying son, who had been left there unattended.

“I put my phone on record and start recording it. He breaks the window. We start breaking the glass out. He goes in and I’m still recording it the whole time. He comes (back) and there’s my baby — just left,” the mother told a local ABC affiliate.

“Nobody’s here, no cars, no nothing. I called the day care several times on my way to make sure to see if he’s at home and on the way back and my child’s here at day care by himself, no supervision. Nobody’s here,” she said.

Ms. Ross said detectives are now investigating her claim of child abandonment. She and her husband do not face any charges in the case.

“First, I’m deeply, terribly sorry,” the day care’s owner, Joann Davis, told ABC while fighting back tears. “I thank God he was OK. … It was our mistake. I’m not saying it’s not … but the main thing is the baby’s OK, and I’m sorry as I can be.”

Ms. Davis said the employee who accidentally left the baby alone has worked there a long time and will not be fired for this one mistake. She said she is considering adding an “in case of emergency” phone number to the front door of the day care.


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