NY: Baby Abandoned at Columbus Circle Subway Station

Frankea Dabbs, 20, who allegedly left her baby daughter at the Columbus Circle subway stop was charged Tuesday with abandonment of a child, police said Tuesday.

Dabbs was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The baby was placed in the custody of the Administration for Children's Services.

The charges come about 24 hours after Dabbs allegedly abandoned the baby. Police said Dabbs had the 7-month-old baby girl in a stroller with a red seat and white polka dots, and she got off the No. 1 train at the northbound platform and then allegedly left the child.

A subway rider, a 33-year-old woman who saw the child abandoned, waited on the platform with the baby for about 20 minutes for the other woman to come back, police said. She eventually brought the baby up the stairs and flagged down cops.

The infant was wearing a red blouse with black leggings and a diaper. The child had a rash on her face and bandages on her hands, police said. She also had what appeared to be eczema on her cheeks and elbows.

The baby was taken to The Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in good condition, and now is in ACS custody.

Dabbs was found around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday near 72nd and Broadway after someone recognized her from the photo police released, police said.

She allegedly told investigators that she couldn't take care of her daughter anymore, said a law enforcement official.


Copyright 2014 - amNewYork, New York

Loading