WEIRD NEWS
08/07/2013 05:32 pm ET

Jasmine Jones, Leonard Martin Allegedly Leave Baby In Parking Lot

Two parents who got into an argument in a New Orleans parking lot didn't want to kid around.

So they left their 6-month-old baby girl in the parking lot and left in separate cars, police say.

Police arrested Jasmine Jones and Leonard Martin and charged them with cruelty to a juvenile after the two allegedly left their daughter in a gas station parking lot Tuesday before leaving separately, the Associated Press reported.

Surveillance video of the scene appears to show Jones standing outside Martin's car yelling at him before grabbing a car seat with a baby and leaving it on the hood of Martin's car.

Gas station employee Sammy Jawhari told WGNO-TV that Martin stated "She left the baby" and asked him to call the police.

But security video also appears to show Martin carefully placing the car seat containing the child on the ground of the parking lot before getting in his car and leaving the scene.

Jawhari took the baby inside the store and put her behind the counter until police arrived. A detective was looking at the security video when Jones came back, demanding her child.

"I advised the detective the mother of the baby, she's here claiming that it's her baby, she wants her baby," BayouBuzz.com reported. "The detective talked to her and they left together."

Police officials arrested Jones and Martin and held the baby until a relative could take custody, NOLA.com reported. The child is in good health and was uninjured.

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