An apartment complex maintenance worker may have saved the life of an infant recently. The worker noticed an infant wrapped in blankets and locked in an SUV in the parking lot of the building complex where he worked. The window of the vehicle was cracked open about an inch, allowing the man to pry open the window and get the child out of the car. Other witnesses reported that the child had been locked in the car for about an hour before being rescued.
After deputies arrived at the scene, Latosha Yeadon returned to her car. She reportedly admitted to making arrangements over the Internet to commit prostitution with a man who lived at the apartment complex. The Hillsborough, Florida Sheriff’s office would not comment on whether the three month old child was Ms. Yeadon’s daughter or not. The girl was brought to Brandon Hospital and is in stable condition. Ms. Yeadon has been charged with aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect, prostitution and contributing to the dependency of a child.
Leaving a child unattended in a vehicle can be fatal. It is fortunate that an observant Samaritan noticed the child in the car and got her out before she was seriously injured. Find out more about this story at Deputies: Woman left infant in car to meet prostitution client.
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