Police said Christal A. Lundy, a child care program director, was responsible for allegedly leaving a sleeping 2-year-old boy alone in a stroller at a mall's food court in Woodbridge, Va. The boy was not hurt. (Courtesy of Prince William County Police)

A child care worker has been charged with felony child neglect after she allegedly left a toddler alone as he slept in a stroller at the food court of a large mall in Virginia.

The incident happened July 17 just before 2 p.m., when security at Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge told local police that the 2-year-old boy was found alone, according to the Prince William County Police.

Just before 3 p.m., caretakers at Ebenezer Christian Academy on Telegraph Road in Woodbridge noticed the boy was missing and came back to the mall to look for him.

The program’s director — Christal Anita Lundy, 38, of Woodbridge — who had been accused of leaving the boy at the mall, later turned herself into police without incident.

She was charged with felony child neglect and was released on a $5,000 bond.

Police said they released the boy into the custody of a family member. He was not injured.

Calls and emails to the academy and Ebenezer Baptist Church, which is affiliated with the child care program, were not immediately returned.