Mother Allegedly Left Child In SUV While Shopping

Posted On June 13, 2014

Barbie Dawn
Boone County Jail

(Florence, Ky.) – A mother is accused of leaving her child in a vehicle alone in Florence.

A witness saw the toddler sleeping in the back of an SUV parked at the Jimmy John’s on Mall Road Thursday afternoon. The vehicle’s windows were rolled up.

Officers responded and found the child’s mother, Barbie Dawn, of Elsmere, shopping in a nearby store. Dawn, 40, had allegedly been inside the store for at least half an hour.

The child was okay after being checked at the scene by EMTs.

Dawn has been charged with Wanton Endangerment. She was booked into the Boone County Detention Center.