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'It's Heartbreaking': Mom Smokes Crack Cocaine, Forgets Where She Left Her Autistic Son

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After reportedly losing track of her 6-year-old son while purchasing and taking crack cocaine, grape soda and Cheetos, Lisa Morris, 36, is in jail and faces charges of child abandonment.

The incident began on Sept. 22, when Morris reportedly went to buy crack cocaine. She allegedly last saw her child, who is autistic and nonverbal, at 11 p.m. that night, but did not report him missing until the following afternoon -- almost 15 hours later, KZTV 10 reports.

She told police she was still looking for the apartment in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she left him.

In the affidavit, she describes how she went to an apartment to buy crack cocaine. She told police she left her son in a bedroom with a woman while she smoked in another room. Morris told officers she left to buy a grape soda and Cheetos. She tried to return to the apartment, but couldn't remember where it was, KRIS TV reports.

The affidavit states that Morris looked for the apartment all night. Once she ran out of gas, she finally called police to report her son missing. Officers found the boy three hours later.

Morris reportedly told officers that "everyone makes mistakes."

According to police documents, a home provider saw the boy through a cracked window. He was only wearing a t-shirt, but he matched the description of a picture posted on Facebook.

"I saw two ladies knocking on the door, determined to get in the house," Carmen Piris, a neighbor, told KRIS TV. "I didn't know what was going on. An officer showed up and started knocking on the door too."

The man inside the building was reportedly trying to block the door.

"[Police] kicked the door to get the person and the ladies reached in to grab the little boy and pull him out of the house," Piris added.

The man inside the home was taken in for questioning by officers, but was released as they found no wrongdoing. The boy was taken to Driscoll Children’s Hospital for a medical examination but appears to be unharmed.

"To see someone else's baby like that is heartbreaking," Piris said.

The child is currently in custody of Child Protective Services.

Sources: KRIS TV, KZTV 10 / Photo credit: KRIS TV


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