TAMPA — A maintenance worker pried open a window Thursday and freed a 3-month-old baby who had been left in the back seat of a Jeep sport utility vehicle parked in an apartment complex lot, deputies say.
When paramedics and deputies arrived at 12:45 p.m., Latosha Yeadon, 30, returned to the Jeep and admitted she left her child in the car as she had sex for money, said Debbie Carter, a spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Yeadon told deputies she set the job up over the Internet and met the man at the Plantation Palms Apartments at 1903 Plantation Palms Drive. She covered the child in blankets before heading into an apartment, Carter said.
The maintenance worker saw the baby and forced down the car window, which had been left open about 1 inch, Carter said.
"We were very lucky that it was a nice day and not one of our usual hot, Florida days," Carter said.
Yeadon was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect, prostitution and contributing to the dependency of a child.
She was arrested and charged with offering to commit prostitution three times in 2008.