Thursday, January 10, 2013

Man arrested after leaving baby at strip club

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/20480657/man-arrested-after-baby-left-at-club

Posted: Jan 01, 2013 2:38 PM Updated: Jan 08, 2013 2:38 PM

A father allegedly left his infant at a club on New Year’s Eve.  (Source:  WESH/CNN)

A father allegedly left his infant at a club on New Year’s Eve. (Source: WESH/CNN)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (WESH/CNN) – A father was arrested and charged with neglect of a child after allegedly leaving his 2-month-old infant at an erotic club on New Year's Eve.

Kenneth Rowe, Jr., 26, was drunk when he asked a clerk at the club to hold the baby so he could smoke a cigarette outside, Police Chief Mike Chitwood said.

The clerk agreed because she was concerned about a baby out in the cold. When Rowe disappeared, the business owner called police.

Rowe returned and left with the baby, allegedly staggering in and out of traffic until he laid down on the ground. Police say he hid when officers showed up, but the baby gave him away by crying.

The baby was returned to his mother.

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