A grandmother was charged with child endangerment after a 3-year-old child was left alone and crying in front of a liquor store.
Court documents state a passerby found the child outside the wine and liquor store while Merle Yvonne Guice, 49, was inside on April 23.
The passerby waited next to the vehicle for 15-20 minutes in the hope the child’s mother would show up, Donna Hawkins, with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, said.
The child and the passerby walked toward a Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office when Guice finally emerged from the liquor store.
Guice identified the 3-year-old as her grandchild and was subsequently charged with Endangering a Child.
Her first court appearance is scheduled for May 10.