An Ohio mother is behind bars after police said she left her 1-year-old home alone while she played Pokemon Go outside for nearly two hours.
A caller reported that they heard a woman yell “shut up” while the child was screaming in the apartment. Witnesses then told police that they saw a man and woman leave the apartment around 8 p.m. and said they hadn’t returned, though the child was continuously screaming, according to a police report.
Police had maintenance unlock the door and reported finding a 1-year-old child alone inside a Pack ‘n Play with no monitoring device. Police said the child had a soiled diaper and had thrown up on his leg and bedding.
Police said Furr, the child’s mother, returned home with a man at 9:57 p.m.
According to WKBN and the Vindicator, Brittni Furr, 21, of Austintown, was arrested Saturday night after a neighbor called police to report that a child was screaming inside a Westchester Drive apartment. The caller said a woman, later identified as Furr, had shouted “shut up” at the child before leaving the home with a man about 8 p.m., authorities said. Police arrived to find a 1-year-old wearing a dirty diaper in a Pack ‘n Play, the news outlets reported. The child also had vomited, police said.
Furr and the man came back to the apartment shortly before 10 p.m., authorities said. Furr told officers that they had gone outside to play Pokemon Go for 15 minutes but “lost track of time,” according to the news outlets.
Furr is being held on $1,250 bond, WKBN and the Vindicator reported. The toddler is now in his grandmother’s care, police said.