Matthew Tumey, 46, left a 7-month-old infant in his car for more than 10 minutes. The vehicle was running and left unlocked. A person walked by and saw the infant in a car seat. The person and a second concerned citizen stood with the child for more than 10 minutes before Tumey exited the store. 21.
Tumey told officers he had a lapse in judgment and made a bad decision by going inside Home Depot for a soft drink. The arrest report notes a Sonic drive-in is located near Home Depot, and Tumey could have used the drive-thru and not abandoned the child in his vehicle.
The moron is facing one count of child desertion. Bail was set at $5,000, and the suspect has bonded out.