A mother in Middletown faces risk of injury charges for locking her 12-year-old son out of their house and then calling police about it.
After Tamika Jackson locked the boy out, police said she left the home in a vehicle.
Officers said the original complaint call was from Jackson herself. She said her son refused to go to school.
They responded to the home on Front Street Monday morning and found the boy waiting at the base of an outdoor staircase. Police said it was lightly raining at the time.
The boy told officers that he'd been waiting there for between 20 and 25 minutes before they arrived.
Police called Jackson and said she was not very cooperative. She claimed to have had an appointment to go to and could not come home.
Police said Jackson didn't understand that she couldn't simply leave her child outside and call officers to deal with him.
The boy had no shelter, restrooms, food or water. He also didn't have a phone to call his closest family, whom live in New Haven.
Jackson told police that she wasn't concerned because he could have knocked on a neighbor's door if he needed anything.
Jackson was arrested and released on a $10,000 non-surety bond.
She's scheduled to appear in Middletown Superior Court on Oct. 3.
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