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VIDEO: Florida deputies break into car after suspect leaves baby locked inside

Posted at 12:57 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 13:02:34-04

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — After arresting a suspect during a stolen vehicle investigation, deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office broke into the suspect's car after he told them he left his son inside.

Video released by the sheriff's office on Facebook shows the suspect, Lucien Suprice, 31, of Deltona, tell deputies he left his son in the car after he is taken into custody.

The car was running at the time.

The video shows the deputies use tools from a neighbor to break into the car to check on the infant. According to the Facebook post, the baby was later reunited with a family member.

The baby was left alone after Suprice hit a school zone sign and ran away during the arrest, according to the sheriff's office. He was taken into custody a short distance away after breaking through a privacy fence, authorities said.

The sheriff's office says Suprice was charged with child neglect, possession of narcotics, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, careless driving, driving while license suspended/revoked, attaching a tag not assigned, leaving an unattended child in a vehicle, no child restraint and running a stop sign.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies found a plastic bag containing crack cocaine and a scale during the arrest.