28-year-old Donielle Rivers could face potential charges of child abuse after he left his 10-month-old baby in the back of his girlfriend’s car. A repo company in Florida had been following the Land Rover SUV all day before a repo man took the car. The car was towed after the driver left it unattended and taken to the Diamond Auto Sales dealership. While cleaning the vehicle, employees at the towing company found a baby under a blanket in the back seat.
The company reported the case to the police. Rivers came running to the scene, shouting, “That’s my car!”
When an employee at MFSI Towing asked if the baby was his, he replied, “Yeah, that’s my baby too.” Then he jumped into the car and drove off without his baby when the employee told him the police were on their way. He eventually drove back to retrieve the child and took him home.
Rivers was driving the car with a suspended license and the police have filed paperwork for potential child abuse charges. The baby was not injured during the incident.
The Department of Children and Families is currently investigating the matter.