Lexington Bed, Bath & Beyond Store Manager In Court

It appears a plea deal is in the works for a store manager accused of not helping this summer when a child was found locked inside a hot van.

Witnesses say Elizabeth Miller, who was the manager of the Bed, Bath and Beyond on Nicholasville Road, wouldn't let a couple use the store's phone to call police.

Miller is charged with failing to report an incident which is a misdemeanor.

In court Wednesday morning, attorneys discussed the possibility of minimal jail time in exchange for a guilty plea.

The mother accused of leaving her child inside the locked van is facing reduced charges.

A Fayette County grand jury indicted Tanuja Patel on a misdemeanor charge of second degree wanton endangerment, instead of the original felony charge she faced.


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  • by KyMom` Location: Salyersville on Dec 19, 2008 at 07:08 AM
    I agree 100% with you Annie in Morehead!!! Nobody wants to take responsibility for their actions anymore!!!!
  • by Mark Location: Danville on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:37 PM
    You people amaze me. When a child is killed, you cry out for blood. When a child barely escapes death, you complain that someone was charged with not helping them. Where is the "he has suffered enough" attitude for people like Brian Crabtree and "Uncle Buck" Ballard? You can't have it both ways.
  • by wyatt Location: frankfort on Dec 18, 2008 at 01:12 PM
    HEY C. If you read the original story=, the couple stated that their cell phone was in their car (next to the child's car).
  • by Wyatt Location: Frankfort on Dec 18, 2008 at 01:07 PM
    Where are the charges against the couple who CHOSE not to use their own cell phone to report the incident? If they don't charge the couple, then dismiss the case against Ms. Miller
  • by roger Location: mt sterling on Dec 18, 2008 at 11:44 AM
    i would'nt have needed to use any phone i would have busted out the glass and then worried about how to call the police better not ever let me see a child locked alone in a car
  • by TONY Location: somewhere on Dec 18, 2008 at 10:48 AM
    dear k. of knott maybe so but 2 wrongs don't make a right, what if this had been your child !!
  • by k Location: knott on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:48 AM
    I bet there were several people in the parking lot who had cell phones also. Loks like that the manger is not the only one to not act.
  • by r on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:27 AM
    I guess bed bath & beyond doesn't want your business if this statement is correct..that the (employees) don't get involved in what goes on in the parking lot. In other words, if someone was being mugged, murdered, raped, etc. in the parking lot, that bed bath & beyond employees would not call for help. Lousy business practice..guess I'll shop elsewhere.
  • by Lex1976 Location: Lex on Dec 17, 2008 at 09:38 PM
    It's my understanding the couple did have a cell phone in the car right beside the one the child was locked in. They just stupidly didn't use it and instead tried to pass the buck to BB&B. I hope they feel good about themselves that this woman lost her job over their actions.
  • by c Location: lex on Dec 17, 2008 at 02:53 PM
    hey Allic. no anger here. sorry to dissappoint!! :) i was just being realistic, honey. mwahahahahahahahahahahahha
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