A Georgia mother was arrested for leaving her nine-year-old daughter at a nearby park for hours at a time while she went to work at a nearby McDonalds restaurant.
The mother, Debra Harrell, of North Augusta, was booked for "unlawful conduct towards a child" and her daughter is in the custody of social services.
The playground is a popular spot for kids in the summer with its sprinklers and play equipment. The little girl would walk about a mile and half to McDonalds for lunch every day.
Some park goers, though sympathetic to childcare challenges, thought the playground was unsafe for kids if they are unsupervised.
"I understand the mom may have been in a difficult situation, not having someone to watch the child, but at the same time, you've got to find somebody," Lesa Lamback, told ABC Augusta