Union County authorities are investigating an unusual case involving a two-year-old child left alone in a car.
The sheriff's office says the child's father went to get the child from day care Tuesday night when he found out the child had not been dropped off. Turns out, the mother had left the child in the car for about nine hours while she was at work.
The child was taken to the hospital to be checked out and was later released. That's also when the sheriff's office was alerted about this case.
Authorities are investigating the case to see if possible child abuse or neglect charges will be pursued by the state attorney.