The video shows how the Sheriff’s deputies break into a stolen car to free a crying four-week-old baby
A suspected car thief, who allegedly carried crack cocaine, fled the police officers on foot when he got out of the stolen car and ran, leaving his little child unattended in the passenger seat, authorities said.
Delegates then used two long metal bars to pry open the window of the four-door sedan and care for the crying baby believed to be no more than four weeks old.
Body cam footage released by deputies from Volusia County sheriff in suburban Orlando shows officers chased by a man who ran through the backyard of a private house on Shafton Avenue in Deltona on Tuesday.
According to investigators, Sheriff’s deputies wanted to question 31-year-old Lucien Suprice after he was spotted in a stolen white KIA sedan near Maltby and Tunisa Drives, according to The Daytona Beach News Journal.
A Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy gives milk to a four-week-old son above after he was found left in the passenger seat of a car allegedly stolen by his father on Tuesday.
The baby boy cried when the sheriff’s deputies used metal rods to open the window of an enclosed white KIA sedan in Deltona, Florida, Tuesday
The baby boy was returned to his mother’s custody, according to the child welfare services
When noticed by delegates, Suprice reportedly ran a stop sign for a school zone and ran away.
Delegates chased Suprice, who parked the vehicle in front of a house on Shafton Avenue and then fled on foot.
The suspect jumped over a white plastic vinyl gate, which eventually broke.
Investigators said Suprice then dropped a plastic ‘bag’ or a small plastic bag.
Deputies eventually caught up with the suspect, who fell to the ground and surrendered in front of a house on Courtland Boulevard.
While arrested, Surprise told delegates that, according to investigators, he had left a baby in the front passenger seat.
“I left my son in the car,” the suspect told MPs.
“Did you leave your son in the car?” one of the alternates replies.
The Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect wanted for alleged car theft. The suspect fled on foot through a residential area of Deltona
While he was taken into custody, the suspect said that his son was locked in the front seat of his car
When the delegates looked into the locked vehicle, they saw the child unattended in the front seat and not in a child seat.
Initially, the delegate wearing the body camera and looking inside the vehicle was unable to see the baby.
“There’s no baby in it,” said the deputy, struggling to see through the tinted windows of the KIA sedan.
“I don’t see feet or anything,” added the deputy.
The Sheriff saw the baby on closer inspection. He consulted with another deputy who was also initially struggling to see the child before realizing there was a sleeping baby in the front seat.
Two delegates then discuss how to free the baby from the front seat.
The Sheriff’s deputies did not initially see the boy through the tinted windows, but they eventually saw him
Delegates used two long bars to open the window from outside the vehicle, where the air conditioning was still on
One of them notes that since the keys were in the ignition and the air conditioning was still working, there was no need to break open the windows and risk damaging the child with shards of glass.
The delegate with the body camera then asks a local resident of the block to provide a thin metal rod that can be used to pry open the lock from the outside.
Then he approaches the vehicle, the wipers of which are active.
“The baby starts screaming here,” said the deputy, inserting the rod into the driver’s door in an attempt to unlock it.
The local resident then finds another long object with a hook on the end and gives it to the deputy.
After several attempts, the deputies manage to roll down the window and unlock the passenger door.
31-year-old Lucien Suprice from Deltona faces several charges, including drug possession and child neglect
They find a baby who is believed to be ‘about four weeks old’ and is crying. The deputy sheriff then begins to feed the child and calls for help.
Deputies said they warned the Ministry of Children and Families. After that, the child was released under the care of his mother.
Investigators said the “plastic bag” contained crack cocaine. It is also alleged that Suprice carried a pair of scales, two cell phones and cash on his arrest.
The car he was driving was reportedly stolen from nearby Orange County.
Delegates said the school zone stop sign that Suprice had been run over had sustained $ 5,000 in damage.
Suprice is also said to have caused $ 1,500 in damage to the fence in the Shafton Avenue home he jumped over and $ 600 in damage to the vinyl fence in the Courtland Boulevard home as he ran through the yard.
Suprice has been accused of neglecting a child, leaving a child unattended in a vehicle, two counts of crime, driving with a revoked driver’s license, two counts of drug offenses, resisting an office without violence, with a license plate unassigned to the vehicle , fleeing or trying to escape, and leaves the scene of a crash with property damage over $ 50.
On Wednesday, Suprice was out of prison on a $ 15,500 bail.