Police: Woman Left 4-Year-Old On Staten Island Street Corner
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An upstate New York woman is accused of leaving her toddler son on a New York City street corner in the middle of the night.
Maylisha Harrell, of Binghamton, N.Y., is charged with two counts of misdemeanor child endangerment, according to Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan’s office.
Authorities allege Harrell got off a bus at around 1 a.m. Saturday on Staten Island, left the 4-year-old boy on the street and got back onto the bus without him.
According to court papers, Harrell said she believed the child’s uncle was going to pick him up.
Her attorney did not immediately respond to a telephone message requesting comment.
Earlier this month, an infant was found abandoned at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station.
The child’s mother, 20-year-old Frankea Dabbs, was charged a day later with child abandonment and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17.
Video allegedly captured Dabbs with the baby in a stroller, moments before Dabbs allegedly pushed the stroller onto the 59th Street-Columbus Circle No. 1 train platform from a departing train.
Dabbs’ case is headed to a grand jury.
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