A 2-week-old baby was abandoned in a Suisun City, California strip mall parking lot by his teen father on Tuesday. According to KTVU, employees from a nearby barber shop found the newborn.
Surveillance video showed a man pulling into the parking lot, putting a baby carrier on the ground, and then taking off. That man turned out to be the baby’s father, 18-year-old Daniel Mitchell. He was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, child abandonment, committing a felony while on bail and possession of cocaine.
The newborn was airlifted to the hospital and listed in critical condition, according to the Associated Press.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective James Sousa at (707) 421-7361 or Solano County Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-7867.
[Photo: Suisun City Police Department and YouTube]