Keyona Nicole Davis + It's not like they give you a handbook excuse

Keyona Nicole Davis + It's not like they give you a handbook excuse, Babysitter arrested for driving with eight-month-old baby in stroller at the back of a pick-up truck. A 23-year-old babysitter has been arrested for child neglect after riding in the back of a pick-up truck with an eight-month-old child beside her in a stroller.

Keyona Nicole Davis, from Daytona Beach, Florida, was babysitting the boy when she put him in the bed of the 1994 Dodge Ram and sat in beside him.

While Davis was arrested, the driver of the truck, Bennie White, was cited for careless driving, Daytona Beach police spokesman Jimmie Flynt said.

Police received numerous 911 calls about the situation as the truck travelled along two busy intersections of Orange County before pulling into the driveway of a home, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

One 911 caller was on the line for almost five minutes, following the truck as it went south on Nova and staying behind it until police caught up with it on Adams Street.

The arresting officer noted the truck travelled through two of the busiest intersections in Volusia County, calling it 'a highly dangerous situation'.

The baby's mother was called to the scene to retrieve the child and cried when she learned what happened to her child.

When Davis faced the judge today, she did not seem to understand what she did was wrong.

'I got my first child when I was 16,' she said during the court appearance.

Davis explained to the court she has been babysitting without incident since she was a teenager and didn't realize police would consider this endangering a child.

'It's not like they give you a handbook or anything on how -- what's neglect and what's not neglect,' a public defender said.

The public defender argued that a charge of felony neglect was too harsh, saying the baby wasn't harmed, but the prosecution and judge saw it all as very disturbing.

The charge stood, but Davis was released on her own recognizance but ordered to stay away from the child involved in the incident.


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