Motorists spot stroller in the back of pick-up

August 19, 2011 10:50:06 AM PDT
A babysitter in Daytona Beach is in trouble after police say she put a baby in the back of a pick-up truck.

Several drivers called 911 after seeing the stroller in the bed of the truck.

One motorist stayed with the pickup truck as it headed south on Nova Road for several miles, finally turning onto Orange Avenue, where police picked the truck up.

Keyona Davis explained to the court she has been babysitting without incident since she was a teen, and didn't realize police would consider this endangering a child.

"It's not like they give you a hand book or anything on how, what's neglect and what's not neglect," Davis said.

Davis's public defender argued that a charge of felony neglect was too harsh, saying the baby wasn't hurt.

But the state and the judge saw the video as very disturbing. The charge stands, though they did agree to release Davis on her own recognizance. She is ordered to stay away from the child the court said she neglected.

The man behind the wheel of the pickup truck was cited on charges of careless driving.

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