Meet Bennie Pendergrass. Bennie is/was a daycare bus driver and he took to above mugshot after he was arrested in Atlanta yesterday for forgotting to drop off a 5-year-old boy.
The boy was found crying outside of the driver’s Atlanta home around 7pm Tuesday evening. He was unharmed.
Pendergrass told police he had no idea the child was still in the bus after completing his afternoon route for Angel’s Paradise Higher Learning Academy.
“The bus driver came out, saw what had happened, and took the kid home.” The child’s mother was forgiving and did not wanting to press charges, says Atlanta Police spokesman Curtis Davenport.
Unfortunately police thought otherwise. Pendergrass was arrested and charged with child endangerment and reckless conduct. He was released on bond Wednesday evening.
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