Orlando: Man arrested after baby found abandoned

Ralph Garlick Jr., 53, told deputies he found the baby girl but he was the one trying to get rid of her.

A man who said he discovered a newborn abandoned at a DeBary convenience store was arrested after detectives said he was the one trying to find a place to leave the infant.

Ralph Garlick Jr., 53, told Volusia County deputy sheriffs he had found the baby girl crying and wrapped in newspaper about 2 a.m. near the front door of the DeBary food mart off U.S. Highway 17-92.

The mother of the child has been located and identified as Garlick’s girlfriend, said Gary Davidson, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

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