Mom arrested after toddler found home alone, dirty and sucking on frozen chicken

Posted at 1:29 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 14:06:25-04
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(WHO, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) an Iowa toddler was found home alone- dirty and sucking on frozen meat.

Police headed to a Des Moines house Monday after a traffic stop.

The driver told officers he was rushing home because the two-year-old boy was alone.

Officers found the child in the backyard, with a full, sagging diaper, sucking on a frozen chicken breast.

A small dog jumping on him, trying to get the food.

There was no adult in sight.

His mother, Hallie Amick, is charged with child endangerment and drug possession.

The child was not hurt.