Man hid baby daughter on car floor on top of stolen handgun, police say

Police: Man Hid Baby Daughter on Car Floor on top of Stolen Handgun

SNELLVILLE, Ga. — Police in Snellville, Georgia, said a father was driving down Scenic Highway with his 3-month-old daughter on his lap. But when he was pulled over, officers said what they found in his car was much more troubling.

Detavis Madison, 24, of Conyers, allegedly put his infant down on the floor of his car during the traffic stop and told officers there wasn't anyone else in the vehicle, WSB-TV reported.

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However, when police looked through his car, found her and lifted her up, the officers said they found a stolen handgun beneath the babyWSB-TV reported.

When they continued their search, they allegedly found marijuana and at least 500 ecstasy pills in the shape of Lego characters, the news station reported.

"This is obviously a dangerous situation for that baby on many fronts," Snellville police Lt. John Tainter told WSB-TV "We are just glad it turned out for the best."

Police told the news station that the infant was given to her mother after her father was taken to jail where he remains without bond.

Madison faces 10 charges, including felony theft, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, felony drug charges and transporting a child in a passenger vehicle, Gwinnett County Jail records show.