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Wis. woman arrested after son, 2, found outside

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Dane County authorities have arrested a woman after her 2-year-old son was found wandering outside in freezing weather wearing only a diaper.

A WKOW-TV report says police were called Tuesday afternoon after a snowplow driver spotted the boy. Officers searched the area and found his home.

Deputies tracked down his mother, who had allegedly tied the boy to a bed with a 4-foot-long rope while she ran errands.

The woman was arrested on a tentative charge of child neglect. She was released Tuesday night on $250 bail.

Madison city official George Dreckmann says the snowplow driver was working when he found the toddler. The driver took the boy into his vehicle's cab while waiting for police to respond.

Temperatures were in the high 20s at the time.

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