Father Arrested After Allegedly Abandoning Infant In Parking Lot

Daniel Mitchell

The newborn was discovered about 3 p.m. on Monday sitting in a baby auto seat in the busy parking lot of the Sunset Shopping Center in the 100 block of Sunset Avenue, police said. The employees took the baby inside the shop and called the police. The man had driven away.

Surveillance video from Mega Smoke Shop, next door to the barber shop, shows a man pulling into a parking spot around 3 p.m. Monday.

"He was real calm, alert, wasn't crying", Cooper said. The adults who found him though were pretty emotional.

A barber nearby said when someone told him there was a vehicle seat in the parking lot, he went to check it out.

A California father was arrested after allegedly abandoning his newborn son in a strip mall parking lot. He was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, child abandonment, committing a felony while on bail and misdemeanor possession of a substance believed to be cocaine, police said.




While police were investigating the case at the parking lot, Mitchell was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Fairfield, police said.

The baby's mother spoke with police and is not considered a suspect, police said. The baby is in critical but stable condition. "Saw if someone was around then just pulled out".

The Suisun City Police Department also reports that on June 27 Mitchell was arrested for his connection to a burglary on Gray Hawk Lane.

Police said medical officials took the newborn to a local hospital where doctors noticed the infant had redness around the eye. The video shows the man leaving the carrier, getting back into his auto and then driving away.

Suisun City police contacted Mitchell at the hospital and determined he is the father of the baby boy. He has been placed in the protective custody of Solano County Child Protective Services.

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