NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –Police have arrested the mother of a 2-year-old boy who was found abandoned in the Bronx on Monday morning.
Diana Paniagua, 29, of the Bronx faces charges of reckless endangerment and abandonment of a child.
On Monday night, CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez spoke with the boy’s godmother who could not believe that Paniagua would ever leave him alone.
“I’m in disbelief. I’m in disbelief, I don’t think she’s capable whatsoever of leaving her son unattended in the street,” she said.
The boy was discovered by a propane deliveryman sitting inside a blue stroller around 5:30 a.m. at East 141 Street and Rider Avenue in the Mott Haven section, police said. He was transported to Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for observation and is now in the custody of Administration for Children Services.
The child is described as being Hispanic, standing 26 inches tall and weighing 26 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair trimmed in a Mohawk style.