ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Alpharetta police said surveillance video from the Avalon retail district reveals a very clear picture about what happened to a 6-year-old boy here the night of July 18.
Investigators said the boy's father, 51-year-old Aric Keck was on a date at the Kona Grill with 26-year-old Jacqueline Tabb when the two decided to walk his son back to his car.
“We can see the boy, the woman and his father walking from the restaurant to the car and then walking back to the restaurant after they left the boy in the vehicle. The parking lot was more than a block and a half away from the restaurant, so that's why this is so disturbing,” police spokesman George Gordon said.
Gordon said there's evidence the boy was in the car alone for 34 minutes after 9:30 p.m. He said the boy used a cell phone left in the car to call his mother in Cobb County who helped dispatchers narrow down his location at the upscale Alpharetta establishment.
“The boy was very upset and was crying while he was on the phone with his mother and dispatchers. The father returned to car during the call and hung up and there's evidence he made threatening remarks to the boy's mother is who also his x-wife,” said Gordon.
Keck and Tabb surrendered to police on August 10 and were charged with reckless conduct. Both are out on bond.