Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dad abandoned 1-year-old son in car to run from police (Largo, Florida)

Dad is identified as TERRY LEWIS.

Police: Largo father abandons one-year-old son in car

By Peter Jamison, Times Staff Writer
Tampa Bay Times Posted: May 23, 2012 05:26 PM

LARGO — A Largo man abandoned his one-year-old son in his car when he got out of the vehicle to flee police Tuesday night, police said.

Terry Lewis, 35, was pulled over at about 9:15 p.m. on suspicion of driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to the Largo Police Department. With him he had his one-year-old infant son "unrestrained" in the front passenger seat.

After he was pulled over, Lewis ran away from the vehicle — and the baby.

He was later apprehended at the Bay Pointe Apartments complex on Roosevelt Boulevard. Police returned the baby boy to his mother at her apartment.

Allen was charged with neglect of a child, a felony, and resisting an officer and driving with a suspended or revoked license, both misdemeanors. He was being held at the Pinellas County jail in lieu of $11,150 bail.