Abandoned Baby's Mom Found at Starbucks
Woman pushed stroller onto platform, got back on NYC subway, say witnesses
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2014 2:29 AM CDT
Updated Jul 8, 2014 5:29 AM CDT
This baby was abandoned in a subway station in New York City yesterday.   (AP Photo/NYPD)

(Newser) – A 20-year-old mother who allegedly abandoned her baby girl at one of New York City's busiest subway stations is in custody, says the NYPD. NBC New York reports that police were given the heads up by a citizen who saw the woman at a Starbucks around 12:30am today—roughly 12 hours after witnesses say she pushed the 6- or 7-month-old in her red and white stroller off the train onto the platform at Columbus Circle, then hopped back on the train alone before the doors closed.

A woman who saw the unattended baby in her stroller waited for 20 minutes for somebody to return and then alerted authorities, the New York Daily News reports. The baby girl was taken to the hospital for a checkup then handed over to the care of the city's children's services agency. Commuters say they are horrified that anybody could abandon a baby at the station. "Thank God the child wasn't pushed into the tracks," one tells CBS 2. "That woman is deranged, obviously."

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TheJman
Jul 8, 2014 7:22 PM CDT
Yet Obama lets 50 thousand illegal children to be abandoned at America's borders. Why isn't he in custody?
Evonne Todd
Jul 8, 2014 4:45 PM CDT
Now they are saying the poor mother has or had mental issues. This excuse for child neglect, murder and abandonment is getting old and I am tired of hearing it. There are so many people wanting to adopt children----Why don't the parents adopt them out if they do not want them?
petseeker11
Jul 8, 2014 1:34 PM CDT
I hope her extended family can care for her, or she is placed in the proper care. Maybe the child's father doesn't even know what happened to her, the facts are not known. Blessings to her.