Drug-using Florida woman passes out at gas pump with toddler in car, deputies say

Babmi Taylor faces child neglect charge

Bambi Taylor
Bambi Taylor

DELTONA, Fla. – A Florida woman who deputies say was on drugs is accused of passing out at a gas pump, leaving a 2-year-old girl unattended in the back seat, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

A deputy arrived at Cumberland Farms in Deltona around 8 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a complaint from the manager. The deputy tried to wake Bambi Taylor, 46, but she was unresponsive and couldn't keep her eyes open, the incident report said. A toddler was found unharmed in the back seat of the 2001 Toyota Highlander.

Taylor became responsive only after the deputy administered Narcan, which is used when first responders suspect an opioid overdose, deputies said. She regained consciousness and was taken to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial.

Taylor told deputies that she was watching the toddler for the child's mother, who asked her to watch the girl because the child was restless. Taylor was driving the girl around to help her fall asleep. The child's mother took custody of the her.

Deputies arrested Taylor on a charge of child abuse without great bodily harm.

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