A Lakewood resident says he’s lucky he was awake, or his baby could have been dead.
The resident said he was awake about 1:00 AM, when he heard crying coming from his newborn’s room.
“I heard the baby crying, and then almost like it turned off, it was a weird sound,” the father said.
The father then went and put his ear by the door where his 4-week-old daughter was sleeping, and heard silence before hearing loud shrieking; as if she was under the covers.
“I barged into the room, and I see her standing over the baby with a pillow on her face,” the father said. “I literally shoved her off and said “what are you doing?”
The nurse tried to explain herself that it’s not what it looks like, he said. He told her to leave the home immediately and offered to drive to her to a bus station.
“My baby was shaking,” the father said. “She couldn’t come to herself.”
The father tells TLS he vetted this nurse, who was coming with experience.
In a strange twist, the father says he now wonders why the baby monitor had not been working properly and believes she may have tampered with it.
“You would never think this would happen to you.”
This morning, the father called the agency who stated they will be investigating the incident.