NEWINGTON — A Strafford man is due in Portsmouth District Court on Monday for allegedly leaving his 3-year-old child strapped in a car seat while he went to watch a movie.
Christopher Lunny, 37, of 978 Crown Point Road in Strafford is facing a Class B misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child following the March 14 incident.
Newington Police Sgt. Tim Stuart said Lunny is charged with leaving the child in a car parked behind Kohl's department store in the Crossings at Fox Run Mall while he went to a movie at the Regal Cinemas.
Stuart said a passerby flagged down a patrol officer, relaying a young child had been left unattended in a motor vehicle.
"We subsequently located him in the Regal theater watching a movie," Stuart said.
He said the child was strapped in a car seat inside the vehicle "for a period of time," but did not elaborate on exactly how long the youth might have been left there.
Lunny was arrested on a warrant and released on $500 personal recognizance bail.