Police: Mom told daughter to hide in Dallas trash bin, left

Alicia Carroll

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Dallas police say a woman was arrested after telling her 7-year-old daughter to hide in a trash bin outside a spa and then leaving her. The girl was found nearby 10 hours later.

Alicia Carroll of Garland faces a charge of abandoning and endangering a child. The 28-year-old remained in Dallas County Jail Monday on $25,000 bond. A person listed as her attorney did not immediately return a call.

Police say Carroll called police Sunday morning saying the person she left her daughter with on Saturday night would not return the child. But according to police documents, the girl said her mother told her to hide in the trash bin after the two exited the spa.

Officers found the girl Sunday after being flagged down by citizens who saw her.

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