Mom Left Hungry Baby Strapped In High Chair — While Out Drinking

Wed, January 23, 2013 5:44pm EDT by 3 Comments
Florida Mom Leaves Baby High Chair

A three-week-old infant was found strapped to his high chair in Lake Worth, Florida after being there for over four hours while the mother was out partying! Read on for the shocking details.

According to a police report by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Crystal Ricci, 32, strapped her newborn baby to a high chair and then went out drinking with friends for more than four hours!

Florida Mom Abandons Newborn To Go Out Partying — The Shocking Details

The headlines are horrifying enough, but the details are even worse. On the morning of Sunday, Jan. 20, Ricci’s newborn baby was found by her roommate around 5am, who then called the police. Reportedly, the infant was crying — in a soiled diaper — in the house’s dining room. Ricci left her three-week-old baby in their house on N. Blairwood Circle without supervision, food, water, or clean clothes.

After calling Ricci repeatedly on her cell phone, the roommate then realized that her car had also been taken. Ricci was found the next morning passed out in her roommate’s car. Ricci later told police that she was in no condition to drive home after going out.

Crystal Ricci’s Criminal Charges

Ricci was charged with neglect and cruelty towards a child, and was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Tuesday, Jan. 22, on a $3,000 bond.

In the police report, Ricci stated that she has a drug problem, and also asked for help.

It’s yet another story about child neglect in a long line of them. We hope this child will receive the care he/she deserves, and that Ricci gets the help she needs.

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