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Police: Yonkers Mother Arrested For Allegedly Leaving Baby Outside

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YONKERS, NY (CBSNewYork) – Police say a Yonkers mother was arrested for allegedly leaving her baby outside in the cold.

Police say 20-year-old Shayna Williams went to the home of her daughter’s father Wednesday night to leave the 1-year-old with him, but police say Williams was met by the father’s new girlfriend who said he wasn’t home.

“She indicated that she was going to leave the baby here and the woman told her you can’t leave the baby here and closed the door,” said Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner. “A short time later, she heard a baby crying. She came out and found this child unsecured in a stroller at the top of a flight of stairs in an open porch and it was well below freezing.”

Williams is charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.

The little girl is fine and with her father.

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