Cleveland Couple Accused Of Giving Away Toddler

CLEVELAND (AP) - Police say a Cleveland couple tried to give their 2-year-old daughter to a neighbor, telling him they were going to drug rehab.

Officers say they received an anonymous tip Thursday that Gavin Aldridge and Courtney Followay had given away their daughter. They found an emaciated pit bull and feces on the floor at the couple's house.

The neighbor told police the girl was with him for at least 10 days. He says the parents didn't go to rehab and, after a week, gave other excuses for leaving the child.

Police say the girl was treated at a hospital for scrapes and an eye infection and released to her grandmother.

The couple was jailed overnight and released pending an investigation.

Requests for comment to Aldridge and the grandmother weren't immediately returned.

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