This was a hotly debated story over the past few days in Whistleland. Edith Alvarado didn't want to disturb her sleeping 3 year old boy when she pulled up to a bakery on North Pleasantburg last Friday morning. She left the car running with the heater on and dashed into the bakery.

In the hours that followed, she lived what any parent would call a nightmare. A man jumped into the running SUV and ran off, with her 3 year old still inside.

He dropped off the child in his car seat on the side of the road and was eventually caught, arrested and charged.

Last night, the mother went before the judge.

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