June 5, 2014 1:48 pm

Mom ‘forgot’ baby on Brandon street at 3 a.m., police report

A mom said she abandoned her baby in the middle of a street because she "forgot" her, Brandon police say.

Kurt Brownridge / Global News

A mom whose baby was found at 3 a.m. in a stroller in the middle of a street said she “forgot” her daughter was with her, Brandon police say.

Police were called about the baby at about 3 a.m. Thursday and found the seven-month-old in the stroller on 17th Street North, the Manitoba police force reported.

Police found her 23-year-old mother a few blocks away and she told them she was high on pills and “forgot” her daughter was with her, a news release said.

The baby was taken to Brandon Regional Health Centre as a precaution and then taken into custody of Child and Family Services.

No other children were found in custody of the mother, nor in her home.

The mom will face a charge of abandoning a child in Brandon court on July 31.

Brandon is a city of about 50,000 located 200 kilometres west of Winnipeg.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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