|Deputies and paramedics check on Raymond Dascott, |
who passed out while pushing a small child in a stroller
Monday in Marathon. The child’s face has been blurred
to protect his identity. Photo courtesy of
Deputy Bradford Colen.
Deputy Bradford Colen responded to 25th Street just after noon after Sheriff’s dispatchers received a call. Two men called to report a stroller with a small child in it, unattended. They said a man, who told them he’d been drinking too much, was laying down nearby, passed out.
Deputy Colen found 56 year old Raymond Dascott on the ground. In the stroller was a year and a half old child. Also in the stroller: two Keystone Ice beers, still cold.
The deputy woke Dascott, who continued to lay on the ground as he was speaking. Dascott said he was “resting”. He said he’d gone to the Tom Thumb with the child and was returning home to his residence on 24th Street.
The child’s grandmother was located and came to the scene to take charge of the child, who was not harmed during the incident. Dascott was arrested and charged with child neglect.