Suspect charged with Child Abandonment


PHARR, Texas — The man responsible for abandoning a child at an H-E-B parking lot is arraigned.

Witnesses say a five-year-old boy was seen crying uncontrollably running after a white truck that abandoned him in front of an H-E-B in Pharr on Sunday evening. The boy stayed with H-E-B staff until Pharr Police arrived.
The driver of the truck was charged with Abandoning a Child. He faces up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Police have identified the man as Mario Jesus Garcia, the boys father. His bond was set at $50,000.

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