Dad leaves baby at liquor store, comes back drunk to pick child up: police

Posted at 6:42 PM, Jan 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-02 03:01:48-05

This guy won’t be winning Father of the Year awards anytime soon.

Kenneth Rowe of Daytona Beach brought his infant child to the Shark Lounge and Liquor Store Sunday night.SharkLounge

The 26-year- old handed the baby to a clerk, went out for a smoke… and disappeared.

By the time he came back he was drunk, and the clerk had called police.

Police say Rowe left the store with the baby, wandered into traffic and laid down in the street. The pathetic papa then hid from police in the bushes, but the scared tot gave him away by crying in the cold.

He’s been charged with child neglect, and the baby has been returned to the mother.