Toddler found wandering Delaware Walmart parking lot

Brandi Jones of Magnolia faces child endangerment charges after her 3-year-old son was found walking alone in a Walmart parking lot while she shopped inside. (photo courtesy Delaware State Police)

Brandi Jones of Magnolia faces child endangerment charges after her 3-year-old son was found walking alone in a Walmart parking lot while she shopped inside. (photo courtesy Delaware State Police)

A woman is facing charges after her three-year-old son was found walking through a Walmart parking lot on Wednesday.

The toddler was spotted alone in the Dover Walmart parking lot around 1:40 Wednesday afternoon. By the time police arrived, the boy had been reunited with his mother by Walmart staff.

Police said 34-year-old Brandi Jones of Magnolia left the boy, along with two other children, a one-year-old girl and an 8-month-old girl, in a parked car, while she went into the Walmart to shop. They said Jones initially gave police a false name because she had previously been ordered to stay away from Walmart. That order came after she was accused of shoplifting at a Walmart in Camden in June.

Jones is now being held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal trespass charges. She’s again been ordered to stay away from Walmart and she’s also ordered to have no contact with the children.

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The children are in good condition and are being cared for by a relative.

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