Drunken Mother drives off with her baby in a car seat on roof of her car , baby is later found face down in the street
A drunken mother was arrested after police found her 11-month-old baby lying facing down in the middle of an Oklahoma street, still strapped inside a car seat. Myia Natrice Cole, 30, and Clyde Jackson, the child’s parents, reported the baby boy missing at around 9.30pm on Saturday. When officers paid a visit to their home in Tulsa, both Cole and Jackson were so intoxicated that they had no idea where the child was. According to Tulsa police, the couple claimed that they had left the child with a relative or a friend but could not remember who or where. A three-hour search ensued in the sweltering heat, but it was not until a witness told police that she had last seen the mother one-and-a-half miles away that the baby was found. Near the 5700 block of North Frankfort Avenue, police found a car seat lying face down in the middle of the street. Shockingly, when police turned the car seat over, they found the baby boy still strapped inside.
Jason Willingham, public information officer for the Tulsa Police, said it was not clear how the child ended up in the middle of the road as Clyde and Cole could not provide answers because they were extremely intoxicated. But when asked if it was possible that the couple had left the baby on top of their vehicle and driven off, Willingham said: ‘Logic would suggest that that is what happened.’ ‘We don’t know how long the child had been there but he was treated for dehydration and [heat] exposure and placed in protective custody,’ he added. Cole, who had existing arrest warrants for failure to comply, possession of a controlled drug, possession of paraphernalia, public drunkenness, and escape from a penal institution, was arrested. She has been charged with one felony count of child endangerment and is being held on a $25,000 bond. According to NewsOn6.com, the court costs in the other cases total $7,965.34. Jackson, who had recently been released from prison, was not charged in this case.