Affidavit: Woman who left child in freezing car overnight had taken shots of vodka

Posted at 2:43 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-20 00:28:09-05

THORNTON, Colo. -- Documents detailing the arrest of a mother who allegedly left her 2-year-old son in a freezing car overnight reveal she may have consumed alcohol before getting into an accident. 

Police say the babysitter of Nicole Alexandria Carmon, 26, called in on Dec. 17 to ask for help in locating Carmon's child, as the mother had asked the babysitter for help in locating her child.

According to police, Carmon couldn't recall where she had left the car with her 2-year-old son inside. Police say they followed leads, eventually tracing Carmon's movements to a Conoco on the night of Dec. 16, where cameras were able to show police Carmon had asked about a "Target" to clerks. 

During her time on camera, police say Carmon appeared to be crying and unsteady. Eventually that night, she left the store and police followed where she appeared to be walking. 

They eventually located her vehicle, which was covered in snow. Inside, her 2-year-old suffered from severe frostbite and hypothermia. Police labeled the injuries as serious bodily injuries as the result of spending roughly 14 hours in a vehicle in sub-zero weather.

Medics rushed the child to Children's Hospital, where a doctor confirmed the child's medical condition.

While speaking with the Westminster mother after locating her child, police say she admitted she remembered taking six shots of vodka before walking to a Conoco and being picked up for a ride back to her home. 

The 2-year-old's medical condition isn't currently known. Carmon faces charges of criminally negligent child abuse, causing serious bodily injury. 


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