Teen father accused of leaving newborn in California parking lot

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE SUISUN CITY, Calif. (AP) A newborn was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after his teenage father abandoned him in a Northern California strip-mall parking lot, police said.The father, Daniel Mitchell, 18, drove into the lot in Suisun City on Monday, removed a car seat holding the 16-day-old boy, put it on the ground and left, police said after viewing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses.Two employees from a barber shop noticed the child car seat sitting unattended, and on closer inspection they found a baby in it and called police.Police were able to get the vehicle’s license plate from surveillance video and identify Mitchell.He was involved in a hit-and-run crash and hospitalized later Monday in nearby Fairfield, and police found him there and confirmed he was the father.Police arrested Mitchell on suspicion of child endangerment, child abandonment, committing a felony while free on bail and misdemeanor possession of suspected cocaine.The baby was airlifted to a children’s hospital and was in critical but stable condition.Police said they have found and interviewed the boy’s mother, but she is not considered a suspect. Author: Associated Press center_img Teen father accused of leaving newborn in California parking lot Published: July 25, 2017 8:00 PM EDT last_img

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