Deputies arrested the woman suspected of leaving a boy behind in Encinitas

Posted at 11:12 AM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 23:41:18-05

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) - The caregiver of a boy found abandoned at an Encinitas Michael's craft store was arrested Thursday, San Diego County Sheriff's deputies said.

Employees found the boy, Connor, wandering in the store on El Camino Real about noon Thursday. Deputies searched the area and could not find his parents. 

Surveillance video showed Connor entering the Michael's with a woman, who left moments later.

Hours after Connor's picture was released to the public, his parents were located. The family was reunited at Polinsky Children's Center in Kearny Mesa Thursday night.

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Deputies arrested Connor's caregiver Desirae Harris, 42, on one count of felony child endangerment. She is being held on $100,000 bail. Her arraignment is scheduled for December 1.