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Baby Abandoned Outside Central Florida Food Mart



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    Authorities have arrested a man who claimed he had found an abandoned newborn girl wrapped in newspapers outside a central Florida gas station.

    Ralph Garlick Jr. was charged Monday with knowingly giving false information to law enforcement and resisting an officer without violence.

    Volusia County Sheriff's deputies say the 53-year-old man originally told investigators that he found the baby after hearing her cry and he identified himself to authorities using the name of his dead brother.

    Under further questioning, Garlick admitted that the baby belonged to his girlfriend, although he isn't the father.

    Authorities say Garlick claimed that his girlfriend didn't want the newborn girl and that he was trying to find a safe place for the baby.