A Madison woman faces a possible child neglect charge, after a snow-plow driver saw her two-year-old son wandering outside wearing just a diaper in 20 degree weather.
Police say the 22-year-old woman tied the toddler to a bed on Tuesday while she went out to run errands. He apparently broke away from the four-feet of rope she allegedly used to keep him on the bed, and then ventured outside.
The snow-plow driver placed the young boy in the cab of his vehicle while waiting for Madison police officers and the fire department to arrive. He was taken to a hospital to be checked out, but did not suffer from hypothermia.
Police are seeking a misdemeanor neglect charge. It has not been filed yet, but she’s due back in court Monday. For now, the child was placed in temporary foster care and the mom is out on a $250 bond.