Man Abandons Baby At Gas Station
He wrapped the innocent baby up in newspaper and threw her away like garbage. How cruel.
According to My Fox Orlando:
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident in which a newborn was found abandoned at a DeBary, Fla., gas station.
The baby girl was discovered unclothed and wrapped in newspaper at the front door of the DeBary Food Mart on South Charles R. Beall Blvd.
A man who was in the area said he heard the baby’s cries, then picked her up and found a towel to wrap her in before flagging down a newspaper deliveryman who called 911 around 2:22 a.m.
The man who first found the baby has now been identified as Ralph Garlick, Jr. and has been arrested on charges of knowingly giving false information to law enforcement during an investigation. Police say that although Garlick is not the father, the baby belongs to his girlfriend. She gave birth to the baby early Monday morning at an apartment complex in Orange City. Garlick said that he was trying to bring the baby to a safe location because his girlfriend didn’t want to keep it.
The mother has been located and is currently at a hospital being examined. Charges may be filed against her as well.
When deputies arrived at the scene this morning the newborn had the umbilical cord still attached. The cord appeared to have been tied off with a shoe string.
Garlick initially identified himself to deputies as Charles Garlick, using the name of his dead brother. After questioning by Sheriff’s investigators, Garlick admitted lying to deputies about his name and the circumstances of Monday morning’s incident.
The baby was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando and doctors say the baby appears to be in good condition.
Thank God the baby survived.
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office