Baby left in car, Morro Bay man arrested
October 14, 2016
A Morro Bay man is in jail after his 5-month-old baby was found locked in a car parked in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot in San Luis Obispo on Thursday afternoon. Stephen Miller of Morro Bay said he had forgotten the infant was in the back seat of his car.
Shortly after 2 p.m., a concerned citizen called 911 to say they spotting the infant locked in the car. Police arrived to find the two front windows open about one and a half inches each, the doors locked and an infant buckled into an infant carrier in the back seat.
Miller, 42, returned about 30 minutes after he parked in the lot and told police he had forgotten the child was in the back seat.
Officers arrested Miller on a felony charge of willful cruelty to a child and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $100,000, according to the sheriff’s department website.
Officers turned the baby over to child welfare services.