Melissa Kelly was captured on surveillance camera leaving the baby on the doorstep
The Florida mother was caught on doorbell camera abandoning her three-month-old baby boy on stranger’s doorstep with a soiled diaper and scabies infection
Kelley, 33, has been charged with unlawful desertion of a child and neglect of a child for allegedly abandoning her son
Homeowner Patricia Tillman’s doorbell camera recorded Kelley leaving her three-month-old baby at the Deltona, Florida home on Sunday night
Kelley claimed she could no longer care for the baby after being dumped by her boyfriend – who is now dating the Tillman’s daughter
The baby was left with soiled diaper, half a can of formula and empty baby bottle
In the leadup to the abandonment Kelly allegedly, threatened her ex with a text that said, “Please don’t make me throw this baby in the trash”
Kelley allegedly sent text messages saying, ‘Please don’t make me throw this baby in the trash’
An apparently suicidal Florida mom is facing charges after she allegedly abandoned her baby at the home of a stranger and then fled from her maternal duties, Crime Online reports.
The incident occurred Sunday night at around 10:39 p.m.
The woman who received the abandoned baby couldn’t even tell the police the name of the dead-beat mom because the two had never met.
The runaway mom, thirty-three-year-old Melissa Kelly has been accused of abandoning her baby at a Deltona, Florida, home where the mom of her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend resides.
“My daughter is dating her ex-boyfriend, or whatever,” Patricia Tillman said during a 911 call.
“And she turned back and just left her baby.”
Tillman didn’t know strange woman with the infant, but Kelley explained to Tillman that her ex-boyfriend, Clayton Zinck, was dating Tillman’s daughter.
Tillman and the Florida mom who abandoned her baby had never even met, leaving her unable to tell the authorities Kelley’s name.
Before she split, Kelley claimed that her ex-boyfriend, Clayton Zinck, would come pick up the baby. But Zinck never did show up.
According to WESH, Florida cops located the mom who abandoned her baby in a matter of hours. She was in the woods in Astor, which is where she lives.
Patricia Tillman told police that Kelley told her she could no longer care for the infant and that Zinck, the baby’s father, would come for him.
Kelly reportedly abandoned her baby because she reportedly, was at her wits’ end over her recent break-up with the infant’s father.
During the lead-up to the grand abandonment Kelly allegedly, threatened her ex with a text that said, “Please don’t make me throw this baby in the trash.”
Kelley also warned she would harm herself by taking drugs and that ultimately she would kill herself.
At first, Florida authorities reached out to Zinck’s parents about assuming guardianship of the baby. However, when investigators reached Zinck’s parents they said they wouldn’t take the baby, the outlet reported.
Kelly has been slapped with multiple charges in a Florida court for abandoning her baby. One charge is unlawful desertion of a child. She is also charged with child neglect.
Kelley was released from jail on Tuesday after posting a $2,000 bond.