A 33-year-old mother is facing third-degree felonies of child neglect and unlawful desertion of a child across county lines for mercilessly leaving her sick infant on a Florida home doorstep.
According to reports, Melissa Kelley pushed her 3-month-old infant inside Patricia Tillman’s house and put it on the floor telling her that his dad will arrive to take him.
Tillman who didn’t know Kelley tried unsuccessfully to contact her daughter’s boyfriend, Clayton Zinck, after realizing that he is the baby’s dad.
“My daughter is dating her ex-boyfriend, or whatever,” Tillman said during the emergency call.
“And she turned back and just left her baby. I have no idea who she is,” Tillman added.
Kelley made threatening comments revealing that she would take her own life after breaking up with Zinck, a news release mentioned.
Police arrested her in a wooded area in Astor and she was released after posting a $2,000 bond.
Her baby who had scabies is placed under the care of the Florida Department of Children and Families after his release from the hospital.