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Police: Infant left in playpen while parents went to store

An undated photo provided by Anne Arundel County Police shows Christina Justice. Justice and Cody Wolford, parents of an 8-month-old son, face charges after leaving their 8-month-old son in his playpen at an acquaintance's apartment while they walked to a convenience store on Sunday, July 12, 2015, in Brooklyn Park, Md. Anne Arundel County police say a person who let the family stay with him called police around 11:30 p.m. Sunday after coming home to find the infant alone in an unlocked apartment. Police charged Justice and Cody Wolford, both of no fixed address, with neglect of a minor and confined unattended child. (Anne Arundel County Police Department via AP)

BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (AP) — Police say a couple faces charges after leaving their 8-month-old son in his playpen at an acquaintance’s apartment while they walked to a convenience store.

Anne Arundel County police say a person who let the family stay with him called police around 11:30 p.m. Sunday after coming home to find the infant alone in an unlocked apartment in Brooklyn Park.

Police say the parents returned and told officers they thought the sleeping baby would be fine while they walked to a Royal Farms store a mile away.

Police charged 23-year-old Cody Wolford and 22-year-old Christina Justice, both of no fixed address, with neglect of a minor and confined unattended child.

Police say the baby is in his grandparents’ custody. Neither the parents nor an attorney could be reached for comment.

Police could not immediately say whether the baby suffered any ill effects.

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