A 4-year-old boy and his 11-year-old sister, who is disabled, were left alone in a hotel while their parents were at a New York outlet mall on Black Friday, police said.
The boy was discovered crying and wandering in a hallway at 3:52 a.m. at the Hampton Inn in Central Valley, Woodbury police said. Police discovered his sister alone in a locked hotel room.
The front desk called the children's parents who returned to the hotel, police said. Their father told police he left the children alone at about 3 a.m. to pick up his wife from Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, but he had to wait for more than an hour for her to finish shopping.
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The father was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. He has been released and a court appearance is scheduled Dec. 10.