A mother in New Zealand went shopping and left her new born baby in a car with a note asking others to call her if there is a problem. The baby was left unattended in the parking lot of Pak'nSave Porirua on Saturday.

The note worked, a passer-by called the mother and waited by her car until she arrived.

The note read as if the baby had written it, and contained the mother's cell phone number.

"My mum's in doing the shopping, call her if I need anything."

A man noticed the note when he and his family parked their vehicle in the parking space next to the babies car.

The man and his wife waited next to the car to see if the mom would be just a few seconds and come right out. The wife stated that she would leave the child unattended.

Two more passer-bys stopped and waited next to the car, with one of them phoning the mother asking her to come to the car.

Police spokesman say that leaving a child under the age of 14 alone for any amount of unreasonable time could result in a fine of $2000.

[Northern Star]