Police Arrest Mother After Facebook Post Showed 9-Month-Old Baby Crawling On Busy Road

Mar 12, 2018

Police in Central New York report arresting a woman after her 9-month-old baby was found crawling in a busy roadway.

Utica Police Department Lt. Bryan Coromato tells the Observer-Dispatch on Saturday officers watched the video, which shows good Samaritans stopping their cars to attend to the crying baby. One man picks up the child.

Passerby picks up baby found crawling on Bleecker Street in Utica, NY
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Coromato says the child's 27-year-old mother told investigators the baby was in the back seat of the car when she left the area but "a short time later" looked back and didn't see her baby.

Police didn't identify the woman who had returned to the scene and was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

The baby was taken to a hospital.

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