NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was arrested Sunday morning after leaving his 3-year-old daughter at a Subway restaurant in Harlem on Saturday night, police said.
Stanley Fredrique, 34, of Elmont, Long Island, has been charged with abandonment of a child, reckless endangerment and act in a manner injurious to a child.
The man was being held at the 26th Precinct station house. As the father was being taken into custody, he protested his arrest, CBS2’s Steve Langford reported.
“You guys not in my shoes, you guys don’t have no idea what’s going on,” Fredrique cried out.
Surviellance video shows Fredrique and his daughter happily walking toward the Subway shop where he bought the child a sandwich and left her there.
Rahman Mohammed, who was working at a fruit stand outside said he believes the father was drunk.
“And she asked the guy, ‘Daddy Daddy Daddy’ and the guy came back and talked to the girl, ‘little baby, oh go sit down, I’m come back,'” Mohammed said. “And that’s it, he left, ya, he left and didn’t come back again.”