Shannon McDevitt, Timothy Kerr leave 16-month-old girl alone in South Hackensack motel

Authorities estimate McDevitt's daughter was left alone for around four hours.

Authorities estimate McDevitt's daughter was left alone for around four hours. (9/26/13)

SOUTH HACKENSACK - A Bergen County couple is in jail after they allegedly left a toddler behind in their hotel room.

Shannon McDevitt, 30, and boyfriend Timothy Kerr, 27, were arrested at the Stagecoach Motel after the owner found McDevitt's daughter strapped into a stroller by herself. He called police, who say the couple told them they went shopping.

Authorities estimate McDevitt's daughter was left alone for around four hours. They say she was perfectly fine, except for having a dirty diaper.

Both adults were charged with child endangerment. Their bail has been set at $25,000.
 

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