Hobbs Woman Behind Bars For Leaving Child Alone in Parking Lot

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, N.M. - A woman in Hobbs is behind bars for leaving her child alone in a parking lot.

34-year-old Erica Banda was arrested on Friday for the crime that happened back in September.

Banda and her daughter were leaving Wal-Mart with a basket full of items, none of which were in plastic bags.

When an employee tried to check their receipt, the two ran out of the store.

Banda ended up leaving her child in the parking lot because she couldn't keep up while she went and hid behind a dumpster at a nearby McDonald's.

Banda is facing multiple charges including abandonment of a child.