Ill. woman leaves baby on commuter train

June 24, 2009 1:52:59 PM PDT
Preoccupied patrons quickly disembark trains and leave things behind. Newspapers, wallets, purses, cell phones, a baby.That's right, a baby.

Authorities say a suburban Chicago woman forgot her 10-month-old on a Metra commuter train Tuesday night. Police recovered the baby at the next train stop.

Fellow riders say the baby was peaceful and even smiling on the train ride. Mother and baby reunited a short time after.

Waukegan police Lt. Ed Fitzgerald says charges won't be filed against the mother.

Metra spokeswoman Judy Pardonnet says she had never heard of someone leaving a baby behind before.


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