Father Arrested After Photo Of Baby Crawling In Street Goes Viral

An unsupervised 10-month-old baby got out of his house and crawled onto a road with a 40 mph speed limit.

Lakewood, NJ – A New Jersey father was charged with neglect after a photo of his 10-month-old baby crawling across a street went viral.

The speed limit on that road was 40 mph.

Evgeniy Dorman, 41, gave himself up to police on Friday and was charged with cruelty and neglect of a child and was released pending a court appearance, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Police said the baby boy crawled through an open front door that was probably left open by an older sibling and then crawled about 140 feet onto the road, according to Lakewood Police Department Sergeant Gregory Staffordsmith.

Cory Cannon was a passerby that took a photo of the baby in the street and reported the incident to police at about 6 p.m. on Sept. 22, according to the Asbury Park Press.

A neighbor approached Cannon and then took the 10-month-old boy back to his parents. The parents didn’t know the baby was gone until he was returned home, according to police.

Cannon told the Asbury Park Press than he watched the neighbor return the baby to his home and the door was ajar and a young child answered.

A woman who identified herself as the baby’s caretaker told the Asbury Park Press that the incident was an accident. Neighbors who asked not to be identified told the Asbury Park Press that the parents were devoted parents who made a mistake.

“It’s devastating what people are saying on social media,” one anonymous neighbor told the Asbury Park Press. “I’m personally destroyed by this because I know the family.”

That anonymous neighbor said the family often times goes to the park to play with their children.

“It’s horrible, and it’s not the parents’ fault because babies do climb out of cribs,” said Mary Bauer, a resident of Lakewood, according to WPIX.

Comments (5)
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RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

WOW,, I guess by now the neighbors are blaming the baby for the entire thing. Of course it's the fault of who ever was suppose to be caring for that little baby.If it's a parent, both parent, a sitter,... someone was responsible for keeping that little one safe.

LEO0301
LEO0301

They should arrest the person who felt it was more important to take video of the child crawling in the street rather than saving the child from possibly being run over.

Mic911
Mic911

“It’s horrible, and it’s not the parents’ fault because babies do climb out of cribs,” said Mary Bauer, a resident of Lakewood, according to WPIX.

Obviously this woman has no clue...it is the parents fault and/or whom ever is taking care of the children!! They are (supposedly) responsible adults. When my kids were young I was always aware of their location..in my house and not on the street. And the person who snapped the pic? What would you have done or felt like if the child had been struck while you were taking a pic, get the child out of harms way and call 911, the hell with the pics! You are just as guilty.

Icare2
Icare2

Do you all just peruse the story or miss the details? Smh at all the stones thrown. Glad the child is fine! Tragedy avoided!

paula
paula

if it was under caregiver care why was father arrested and not her im confused