Parents lock and abandon baby in a hotel room safe
When a maintenance worker was called to unlock the safe in a Howard Johnson Hotel room located at Niagara Falls, he didn't expect to see what was locked inside. A baby was found alive and abandoned locked inside the hotel room safe.
The baby was crying when the worker unlocked the safe, which is believed to have been locked for about 20 minutes. Police have reported that the baby's parents, who were visiting Canada from Brooklyn, New York, left the hotel after locking the baby in the safe.
Because the 6-month-old was to young to crawl into the safe alone, it is believed that the parents locked the baby inside. Detective Sergeant Scott Kraushar of Niagara regional police's child abuse unit said:
"We are not anticipating charges at the time, but we need to speak to the family to answer questions and ensure the welfare of the infant. There is no information on how the baby ended up locked in the safe."
The baby's parents were staying in one of three rooms rented with the same credit card. They left in a 2015 Ford passenger can with a New Jersey license plate. The plate number is B31 EUB. Police on the boarder have been told to stop the van if the family tries to go back to Brooklyn. The van has not yet been sighted.
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