If police accounts are proven, Andrew Sosa of Cape Coral, Florida stands as one of the truly worst human beings in the news this week. Sosa was arrested for child neglect after he allegedly left an infant in a car for hours as he partied in a strip club.
A bystander spotted the infant in the back of a Kia Optima and flagged down a police cruiser. Sosa parked in the far corner of the parking lot. Unable to open the car, the officer broke a window and retrieved the baby covered in vomit and suffering from mild dehydration. Police say that Sosa eventually left the club when the manager announced that someone left their lights on a Kia and spotted the police around his car . . . and went back into the club. If this is his kid, that only magnifies the depravity of the act. For all he knew, the baby was injured but decided to go back into the club rather than find out.
The four-month-old baby girl is expected to recover fully. Local reporters say that Sosa has a violent record, including a prior arrest for beating up his pregnant girlfriend. While the baby is reportedly “home with her mother” I would be equally concerned about her judgment in leaving a baby with such a person.