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Police: St. Petersburg woman left 4-year-old child alone for hours

Published Apr. 11, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG — A 24-year-old woman was arrested on a child abuse charge Thursday after police said she left a young child unattended for hours.

Police said Dashna D. Flournoy of St. Petersburg left the 4-year-old child alone for at least 2 ½ hours Thursday. It's unclear where she went. Neighbors found the child wandering outside and crying.

Flournoy was transported to the Pinellas County Jail, where she remained Friday in lieu of $5,000 bail.