Charges dropped for mom accused of leaving boy on road

August 31, 2011 4:44:06 PM PDT
A judge has dismissed a felony charge against a mom who was accused of leaving her 10-year-old son on the side of the road.

Cicely Denise Petty, 37, had been charged with abandoning a child. The judge Tuesday found no probable cause to the charge.

Court documents originally stated that back on April 27, a witness reportedly spotted a 10-year-old boy walking by himself in heavy traffic along the 11100 block of Hillcroft. She told police she was afraid for the boy's safety so she gave him a ride to her home and called his father.

According to court documents, the boy told police his mother was angry with him for getting into trouble at school and she had said she was "done with him." He said she then dropped him off on the side of the road and he started walking home.

The boy was reportedly abandoned a little more than a mile from his family's apartment.