Man Arrested on Child Abandonment Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A baby-sitter busted and behind bars after apartment inspectors found a two year old left home alone in a Midland.

22-year old David Rodriguez is now charged with child abandonment.

Police say the little girl was found in a crib on Thursday morning at the Ranchland Apartments on east Wadley by apartment employees doing a routine inspection.

Child Protective Services and police were called in, turns out the mom was at work.

We're told Rodriguez, who was babysitting, had left the girl alone to run some errands.

He told police he planned to come back.