brooksville man leaves mother in car to buy crack

June 7th, 2011 by Staff – Brooksville Police have arrested a man they say left his elderly mother in an unventilated, hot car while he tried to buy drugs.

Detectives say Kenneth Lawson, 65, had his 87-year-old mother in his Chevy Impala Saturday afternoon when he made a stop to buy crack.

Brooksville Police spotted the car parked behind a gas station on Ponce De Leon Boulevard with the engine off and the windows rolled up with the elderly woman inside.

Lawson faces a charge of Neglect of an Elderly or Disabled Person and is being held in the Hernando County Jail.

Lawson’s mother is in good condition after the ordeal.

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