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Largo man, woman accused of leaving 4-month-old girl alone in SUV

LARGO — A man and woman were arrested Wednesday after they left a 4-month-old baby alone in their vehicle when they went shopping, police say.

Antonio J. Jones, 28, and Pamela D. Rogers, 31, both of Largo, were each charged with child neglect.

Numerous witnesses flagged down police when they saw the unattended infant and heard her crying about 6:30 p.m. at the Kmart at 1000 N Missouri Ave., according to arrest reports.

The baby girl was left in an unlocked Jeep SUV with the windows down, police said.

After reviewing store surveillance video, police determined the pair was in the store for about 15 minutes.

Rogers said she doesn't normally have the baby with her and forgot the baby was with them, according to an arrest report.

On Thursday afternoon, Jones was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Rogers was also being held; her bail had not been set.

Police did not say if the pair were related to the baby.

Largo man, woman accused of leaving 4-month-old girl alone in SUV 10/21/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:01pm]
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