NC good Samaritan stops allegedly impaired father from driving off with young child
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) — A woman claims she took the car keys from a man after she found him slumped over in his car with a child in the passenger seat.
According to police reports, Daniel Phillip, 36, was arrested in the Walmart parking lot in Monkey Junction Tuesday night and charged with child abuse, driving while impaired, and possession of synthetic cannabinoids.
Holly Potter says she was in the parking lot when she saw Phillip’s car sputter to a stop in the middle of the road.
Potter says she walked over to the open window and found Phillip, who was not awake but was breathing. The child sitting next to him, however, was wide awake.
“The baby is sitting there crying for daddy and daddy is passed out on his lap in the middle of the road,” Potter said.
Her first instinct was to take the keys out of the ignition.
“So I was like,