Mother Charged, Found Drunk In Public With Child

Posted at 4:23 PM, Nov 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-22 17:23:57-05

A mother was charged with child endangerment after her young son was found unresponsive in a stroller.

Lakeshia Bean, age 39, was intoxicated when she parked her car in the middle of an intersection and got out to push her two-year-old son in a stroller, according to police.

This happened near Brick Church Pike and West Trinity Lane in North Nashville late Saturday night.

Police arrived but could not find the vehicle or Bean because a witness said she had taken off.

Officers drove around before finding Bean at the same intersection pushing a stroller about an hour later.

Bean’s shirt was down around her waist exposing her breast, the arrest warrant stated.

Her son was still in the stroller but unresponsive due to the cold temperatures. He also had mucus draining from his nose and running down his face, according to police.

It was reported to be 31 degrees at the time.

The child was eventually transported to the hospital, but police said Bean was not able to answer her questions because of how impaired she was.

She was being held on a $36,000 bond on charges of public indecency, public intoxication, and child endangerment.

There was no word yet on her son’s condition.