Report: Couple leaves baby in car while committing burglary

BATON ROUGE - Two parents were arrested in Baton Rouge Tuesday after they allegedly left their baby unattended in a parked car while committing a burglary.

According to our partners at WBRZ, the Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 29-year-old Cash Kennedy and 27-year-old Kellie Mercer after officers found them at the scene of a burglary early Tuesday morning.

Police arrived at the Nutrishop on Nicholson Drive after they received a report of a burglary in progress. Officers say they found both suspects inside the store, tampering with the business' electrical box.

When officers placed the two under arrest, they stated their 2-week-old child was left alone in a vehicle in the parking lot. Police found the baby alone in the unlocked vehicle and later released custody to the grandmother.

For more, visit WBRZ's website.

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