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California man accused of leaving newborn in parking lot

This undated booking photo provided by the Suisun City Police Department shows Daniel Mitchell from Fairfield, Calif. Police arrested Mitchell, who they believe to be the father of a 16-day-old baby who was left in a Northern California strip mall parking lot. The baby was found on Monday, July 24, 2017 by two barber shop employees who noticed a car seat in the Suisun City strip mall lot. (Suisun City Police Department via AP)
AP | Suisun City Police Department

SUISUN CITY, Calif. — Police arrested a man they believe to be the father of a 16-day-old baby who was left in a Northern California strip mall parking lot.

KNTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2v4zCwR ) the baby was found on Monday by two barber shop employees who noticed a car seat in the Suisun City strip mall lot. They called police after realizing a baby was in it.

Wendell Cooper, a witness, said she saw somebody pull up, take the baby out and drive away. Police used surveillance video to get the vehicle’s license plate.



Police later took 18-year-old Daniel Mitchell into custody on probable cause for child endangerment, child abandonment, committing a felony while on bail and misdemeanor possession of suspected cocaine.

The baby was airlifted to a children’s hospital as a precaution due to redness in one eye. Police say the infant is in critical but stable condition.


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