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Man accused of leaving 2 children home alone

A man in Minneapolis was charged Friday with child neglect for leaving two children home alone with an open oven, the Star Tribune reported.

Lawrence Edward Griffin, 36, approached a police car Thursday at about 1:15 a.m. and told officers that he had left a 14-month-old child at home, and that he had been gone for about 15 minutes.

Officers then drove him home, where they found the infant sleeping in a crib and a 4-year-old in a bunk bed.

According to police, Griffin had been away for about 45 minutes, and had been drinking.