Baby left with note in locked car while mom goes shopping

Posted at 3:53 PM, Mar 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-26 17:44:55-04

A photo of a baby left with a note while strapped in its car seat in a parked car has a lot of people talking but apparently – not local authorities.

The disturbed incident happened in New Zealand where a mother left her baby inside a locked car with a note taped to the newborn saying “My mum’s in doing the shopping, call her if I need anything.”

The note also included the mother’s mobile phone number.

When shocked passersby spotted the unattended newborn, they called the number to get a hold of the mother, but of course not before snapping a photo of the scene.


This photo, which shows a baby strapped in its car seat in a parked car, went viral over the weekend after the passerby who snapped it posted it to Facebook.

The photo which eventually found its way on Facebook, went viral over the weekend with several calls for the mother to be charged for neglect.

However, as of Monday, police were not investigating the case as no complaint was ever made and filed.

New Zealand law says its illegal for a child under the age of 14 to be left alone “for an for an unreasonable time or in unreasonable conditions and could result in a $2,000 fine.”