5-year-old left behind at Short Beach in Stratford

Police have charged a mother after they say she left her 5-year-old behind at the beach. (6/10/14)

STRATFORD - A Bridgeport mother is facing charges after police say she left her 5-year-old at the beach.

The incident happened at Short Beach in Stratford on Sunday.

Police say they received a call that the boy was wandering on the beach crying.

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They say when they brought the child back to his house two hours later, his family had no idea he was missing.

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