Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dad leaves baby in car for 2 hours while "at the post office" (West Palm Beach, Florida)

Dad SEVEN EMEKA EZUMBA is charged with child abuse after leaving his 7-month-old son in a parked car while he went to the post office. The baby was hospitalized after it was found he had an elevated temperature and was in distress.

I wasn't even going to post on this article at first. Figured it was one of those clueless dads, rather than a dastardly dad. But then I started thinking about it. Dad's cover story doesn't even make sense. Dad says he was at the post office for two hours??? Do you know anybody who's ever spent two hours at the post office? Have you? Even when you need to get a package postmarked by 5 PM and there's a line? I have never spent more than 15 minutes in a post office. Tops.

Something is fishy here.,0,5848756.story

Father leaves baby in car while at West Palm Beach post office, deputies say

By Erika Pesantes, Sun Sentinel
7:15 a.m. EDT, March 31, 2010

A father left his 7-month-old son inside a parked car outside a West Palm Beach post office for about two hours Tuesday and was charged with child abuse, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

Seven Emeka Ezumba, 22, went to the post office in the 3200 block of Summit Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m. and left his baby behind in his car with one of the windows down about 3 inches.
The child was found with an elevated temperature and in distress and was transported to Palms West Hospital. He is expected to survive, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera.

Ezumba told investigators that he was at the post office for about two hours and had been checking on the infant regularly.