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Holiday Woman Left Toddler in Vehicle, Police Say

Brittany Nicely was charged with child neglect.

A New Port Richey police officer learned Tuesday of a toddler left in a Land Rover at the Publix at 5127 U.S. 19, New Port Richey.

Someone called the police and said the 2.5 –year-old boy was in the car without an adult, the windows were up and the car was not running, according to an arrest report from the New Port Richey Police Department.

By the time the police officer got to the Rover, Brittany Nicely, 26, was there. She said she left a child in the vehicle while she went to the store. She said she did it “because he had just fallen asleep” and she did not want to wake him, according to the report.

It was 75 degrees outside and 95 to 100 degrees inside the Rover, according to the report. The boy had defecated himself.

 Nicely, of 4233 Oakfield Dr, Holiday, was arrested Tuesday and charged with child neglect. She was booked into the Land O’ Lakes jail but later released after posting $5,000 bond.

ssm March 16, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Should this really be newsworthy? And, they just keep breeding..................
Larry March 16, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Where is Daddy? Who the heck is Daddy, anyhow? Wonder if she even knows. Thank you, to the courageous citizen that contacted the Police. Perhaps this will prevent her from one day leaving the baby in the car on a hot August day, while she is lapping up beer and wings in some dingy bar.
Mark March 16, 2013 at 05:04 PM
I bet she defacated her self when she was told she was under Arrest!
Michelle Fretz March 16, 2013 at 07:28 PM
You need a license to drive.... But anyone can be a parent....
Jimmy James II March 16, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Nicely was not nice.

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