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Boy found outside wearing only T-shirt & diaper


A Racine County woman has been arrested after her 2-year-old son was found outside an apartment complex wearing only a T-shirt and diaper.

Police say the boy wasn't injured, but they think he was outside in 38-degree temperatures Monday morning for half an hour.

Authorities say a neighbor reported finding the boy about 7:50 a.m. Officers canvassed the apartment complex but couldn't find the parents.

They say the 22-year-old mother called police about noon looking for the boy.

A Journal Times of Racine report says the woman is being held on tentative charges of child neglect.

Racine police Lt. Gary Larsen says it's fortunate it wasn't a typical December day.

He says if it were windy and 10 degrees out, the boy would have huddled somewhere and possibly died.

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