Governor Spots Unattended Baby in Car; Tracks Down Negligent Father
When Governor of New Mexico Susana Martinez spotted an unattended 1-year-old in an unlocked car, she decided to give the negligent father a piece of her mind.
The governor stopped by a local Walgreens store last Wednesday. Before she got into the store, she noticed a small sleeping infant in a parked car. If that wasn’t bad enough, the baby was unattended, the car was unlocked, and the engine was left running.
The angry politician was ready for action. She asked her security detail to call the police while she stormed into the store to look for the baby’s parents. When the dad revealed himself after being called through the store pager, Martinez berated the embarrassed father.
The dad defended himself by explaining that his baby was asleep, and he didn’t want to wake him up for a quick errand.
The police spoke to the father, but no charges were filed against him.
“As soon as you see a baby in a car by themselves, you have got to, even if the car is unlocked or locked, you have to go into action right away because you don’t know how long that baby has been in there,” Martinez explained.