Dad arrested after baby found alone on subway platform
Monday - 19/03/2018 08:58
Dude, where’s my baby?
A dope whose Facebook handle is “Tarzan Cannibus” told his girlfriend that he would take their 6-month-old daughter home on the subway at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday — then left the baby on an Upper East Side platform while he rode the train to Brooklyn, police said.
Luckily, a good Samaritan found the poor kid still strapped in her stroller — two hours later — on a southbound platform at the 86th Street stop on the Lexington Avenue line and alerted cops, according to authorities.
Half-baked dad Josh Perez, 26 — who cops believe was drunk, high or both at the time — says he was on his way home from a friend’s house with girlfriend Vanessa Almodovar, 27, and their baby when the parents got into a spat inside the 110th Street 6-train station, police said.
Almodovar went back to their pal’s place and left Perez to take the baby home, according to cops.
Perez, who lives in The Bronx, told that he boarded an uptown 6 train with his daughter and then switched to a 5 train at 125th Street to head further north, authorities revealed.
But Perez told investigators that, the next thing he knew, he was waking up at the President Street station — roughly 12 miles away in Crown Heights — and the baby was nowhere to be found.
Perez told cops he frantically called his girlfriend and asked if she had the baby, but she reminded him that he was supposed to have her, sources said. The dad then called police, who picked him up in Brooklyn and confirmed that the baby was found on the platform.