Two Girls Abandoned By Mother on New York City Street
Two very young girls, 3 and 5, were found on the side of the street in New York City holding extra diapers. The girls are said to have been abandoned according to C-News World Watch. Police officers were told by the oldest girl, Domini, that their mother just dropped them off and drove away.
A witness to the event said, “They were wandering up and down the sidewalk for a while, just playing by themselves. It’s horrible. How could you leave your own children out there?”
The girls could only give minimal information to the police. They knew their first names but not their last. They also told officers that their mother’s name was Dalisha and that she was driving a white car although the make and model were unknown. They knew that they lived in a blue house with flowers on 53rd Street, but they did not know the neighborhood where the house belonged.
The girls were found unharmed in front of the Bay View Houses on North Shore Parkway. They were taken to Brookdale University Hospital for observation. The girls were said to have been fine and no signs of abuse could be found. It was also mentioned that the girls were not upset or crying but were confused as to why their mother left them on that street and drove away.
After the police were notified of the little girls by an elderly couple, they did their best to find the mother and take care of the girls. Officers went up and down streets knocking on doors, and they used the surveillance videos located by the Bay View houses and nearby buildings to help track down the woman.
The mother was caught and arrested on Monday afternoon. She has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and a misdemeanor. Ultimately, she was identified by records from the city’s Administration for Children’s Services, which identified her as 26-year-old Dalisha Adams.
It turns out the woman’s house was a mile and a half from where the two girls were dropped off. She lives at Breukelen Public Housing Unit near Glenwood Road near East 105th Street.