Published: Nov 23, 2012 11:33 AM EST
Updated: Nov 23, 2012 11:34 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind.
    
Police, alerted by store security, found the boy asleep in the vehicle in a Kmart parking lot at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.
    
They forced their way into the car and took the boy to the hospital as a precaution.
    
Meanwhile, they tracked the man to his Springfield home.
    
He told police he lost the boy while shopping, panicked and called someone else for a ride. The boy's mother was working.
    
The 34-year-old man was not arrested and not immediately charged, but police say they expect to charge him with reckless endangerment to a child.

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