Wichita police say a mother abandoned her three-year-old son Tuesday night in southeast Wichita.

The say the 27-year-old woman got into an argument with her 34-year-old roommate around 5 p.m. near Hillside and Ross Parkway.

The woman left the residence, but did not take her son with her.

After more than 6 hours, the man took the child to the Patrol West substation, 661 N. Elder, and told police the boy's mother had left and that he could not care for the child.

Police contacted the boy's mother but said she would not cooperate with them. The boy was then taken into police custody.

Lt. Dan East, with the Wichita Police Department, says the man did the right thing since he could not care for the child himself.

Investigators are looking over the case to determine whether the mother will face any child neglect or abandonment charges.