Grandmother charged with leaving girl in car

November 11, 2008 3:22:48 PM PST
A grandmother is charged with child neglect after police say she left a child alone in a car at a south suburban shopping center.Prosecutors say Rosie Pickens-Johnson left her 4-year-old grandchild in the car in a parking lot in front of a Menards in Homewood.

An anonymous caller alerted police.

Police say Pickens-Johnson told them her grandchild had argued with her about not wanting to go into the store... So she left the girl in the car. the temperature was near freezing. the girl was not injured.