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Man Drives With Baby On His Lap, Then Places Her On Top Of Stolen Gun During Traffic Stop, Cops Say

Detavis Madison was also found with marijuana and 600 ecstasy pills shaped like Legos, according to police in Snellville, Georgia.

By Jill Sederstrom

A Georgia man is being accused of driving with his 3-month-old daughter in his lap and then placing her on the vehicle's floor on top of a stolen gun after being stopped by police.

Body camera footage obtained by WSB-TV in Atlanta, shows the infant on the floorboard of the driver's side of the car as Detavis Madison, 24, is being questioned outside the vehicle.

In the footage, a Snellville Police officer tells Madison he is being stopped for driving with the baby in his lap.

"How was that a good idea," the officer asks.

Madison responds by saying, "It wasn't a good idea."

After searching the vehicle, police discovered marijuana and 600 ecstasy pills shaped like Lego characters, the station reports.

Once officers picked up the baby, they allegedly discovered the stolen gun hidden underneath her.

"He's got an extended mag right here in 'tween the seats. This would have been real bad, real quick," an officer can be heard saying on the tape after making the discovery.

Police pulled the vehicle over after they had gotten a tip that Madison was driving with his young daughter on his lap. After they pulled the car over, he reportedly quickly jumped out of the vehicle and seemed to be agitated, according to WSB-TV.

Snellville police searched the vehicle and allegedly discovered the gun, which was reportedly stolen in 2016, as well the drugs.

Madison now faces a string of 10 charges in connection with the incident, including felony theft, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, felony drug charges and transporting a child in a passenger vehicle. He is currently being held in the Gwinnett County Jail on no bond, jail records show.

After his arrest, the baby was given to her mother, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

[Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office]

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