Fire Department Breaks Into Daycare AfterFrantic Dad Calls 911 Screaming Baby Isn’t ThereA rough day at work can improve immensely simply by walking into the door of the daycareand seeing your baby grin right back at you, thrilled that Mom or Dad has returned.
That's an instant pick-me-up! But when Chicago dad Cornelius Jones swungby his one-year-old daughter's daycare, eager to give his baby girl a big hug and smoochafter a long day of work, he instead found a locked door and darkened building — andhis baby was missing! It was every parent's worst nightmare! Cornelius rang the bell at the front doorof the daycare, but no one answered.
He called the business number, but no oneanswered the phone.
At this point, he really began to panic.
Where was his daughter? He phoned the business twice more then franticallykicked at the solid door, trying to get it to budge.
That's when he heard his baby girl bawlingher eyes out, petrified that she had been left all alone in the dark with no one aroundto care for her or comfort her.
Cornelius called 911 and his girlfriend, Journee'smom Quanesha Borum.
Quanesha could not believe that her baby hadbeen abandoned by the very people they trusted to watch out for her.
Who knew if she was hurt or sick on the otherside of the locked door! When emergency workers arrived, two firefightersquickly broke down the front door.
The first responders rushed into the daycareand what they found stunned them.
Not only had Journee been left all alone inthe dark, but she was crawling around on the floor.
Her parents were furious at the thought ofwhat could have happened to their precious little girl, Dad said.
"I was glad that she was OK, but I was likereal mad, I was mad because how could you leave a baby in a daycare, how could a childgo unaccounted for.
" The daycare director Tommie Butler refusedto show her face on camera to Fox 32 reporters, but claimed it was an accident.
She told Quanesha that a staffer had put Journeedown for a nap, then when everyone was ready to leave work for the day, that same employeeconfirmed that all of the children in their care had been picked up.
"But my thing is, I come here and I sign herin and out, and so why wasn't the list checked before everybody left?" Even more infuriating to the parents is thatTommie said when staffers walked through the daycare making one final check, they allegedlythought her daughter was a doll.
Cornelius and Quanesha said they hope thatthe daycare is shut down so that no other parents have to endure the fear, anxiety andpain that they and their daughter did.