PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) - A two-year-old boy has been released to the custody of his father after he was found locked in an abandoned car with a crack pipe and a juice bottle containing alcohol.
Deputies found the boy sleeping in the car in the area of Orchard Lake and S. Johnson Street at around midnight Monday morning. The car appeared to have fresh damage to the front end.
The deputies were able to open the car and called an ambulance crew to check the little boy out.
A short time later the boy's aunt arrived on the scene and told police that she had been in the car with the child's mother. She also said that the car had run out of gas.
The woman told deputies that the child's mother had left the scene in search of drugs, while she left with the intention of finding gas. She reportedly told officers that she reluctantly returned to the scene after seeing deputies there.
The woman was taken into custody and both she and the child were taken to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office's Pontiac Substation. That's where the child was turned over to his father.
The woman was questioned and released pending possible charges.
Police are seeking warrants for the child's mother. She has not yet been located.
The case remains under investigation.