Business owners find abandoned baby in Suisun City strip mall

Daniel Mitchell

Daniel Mitchell

Surveillance cameras from a smoke shop captured the father, identified as Daniel Mitchell, pulling into the parking lot and taking a baby carrier out of the auto. He then goes to the back of his auto and takes out the vehicle seat.

"It's heart breaking and something I've never seen in my life", Karan Grewal, Mega Smoke Shop owner, said, according to KCRA 3, an NBC affiliate. He was transported to North Bay Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries sustained in the collision.

Police said medical officials took the newborn to a local hospital where doctors noticed the infant had redness around the eye. Employees at a nearby barbershop told officers that they saw the carrier abandoned in the parking lot, then realized a child was inside. Police say the infant is in critical but stable condition.

While officers were still at the scene in the strip mall, Mitchell was involved in the auto crash in Fairfield.

Police arrested Mitchell on probable cause for child endangerment and abandonment, in addition to committing a felony while on bail and misdemeanor possession of suspected cocaine.

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The Suisun City Police Department also reports that on June 27 Mitchell was arrested for his connection to a burglary on Gray Hawk Lane. They saw a man pull up, put the baby on the ground and hesitate.

Police said the newborn was taken to the hospital as a precaution and released into the custody of Child Protective Services.

The day after finding the baby, the barbers at J's were still in shock.

The child's mother cooperated with police and is not believed to be a suspect, Suisun City officials said.

According to NBC Bay Area, Mitchell was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Fairfield later Monday and was apprehended by Fairfield police in that incident.

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