Woman Goes On Bowling Date, Leaves 9-Month Old Home Alone
May 24, 2011
Deputies say an Escambia County woman left her nine-month old son home alone while she went on a date at a local bowling alley.
Leah June Rabon, 20, was arrested late Monday night for cruelty towards a child and child neglect, after leaving her child unattended at her apartment for over two hours.
At around 9:41 Monday night, Deputies responded to Rabon’s apartment after receiving an anonymous tip that the child may have been left alone.
Responding deputies were able to track down Rabon’s cell phone number and successfully contacted her. She confirmed that her son was inside the residence without supervision.
“Once we determined that an infant was inside the apartment we made a forced entry into the unit,” said Deputy Chris Welborn. “We found the baby asleep in his bedroom and, thankfully, he was healthy.”
Once Rabon returned to her residence she was arrested, telling deputies that she had left her son to go on a date. She said she had been away for around two hours.
The Florida Department of Children and Family services responded and placed the child into the custody of maternal grandparents. Rabon was booked into the Escambia County Jail and held without bond.