NEW ZEALAND — Authorities in New Zealand will not charge a woman who left her baby in a car while she went shopping because no one has made a complaint.
The New Zealand Herald reported local authorities in Porirua were unable to investigate the case because it had not been reported to police and no one had come forward with information.
The baby was spotted by other shoppers in the parking lot of a Park’n Save Saturday morning.
The baby was in a restraint with a blanket and a note that said “My mum’s in doing the shopping, call her if I need anything,” and included a cell phone number.
“We would launch an investigation if we could but at this stage no one’s come forward,” national police spokeswoman Annie Coughlan told the newspaper.
Bystanders eventually called the mother who came back out to the car.