A woman was arrested Saturday night for allegedly abandoning a baby girl inside a Brooklyn deli Friday evening, a law enforcement source told News 4.
Employees at the Bushwick business near the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue found the 7-month-old girl around 7:30 p.m. and immediately called 911. NYPD officers responded to the scene and took the child to Wyckoff Hospital where she was said to be doing well.
According to police, the woman stepped into the deli with a stroller around 7:30 p.m. and asked to use a bathroom in the back of the business. After checking on the woman, an employee said she bolted from the store, leaving a 7-month-old girl behind.
Surveillance video shared by the deli shows a woman walking to the business pushing a baby stroller. Nabil Alsaidi, one of the employees at the deli, said he didn't think much of it when she asked to go to the bathroom.
Minutes later, the cameras catch her walking back through the store, leaving the stroller and baby girl behind.
A law enforcement source said a 32-year-old Bronx woman was arrested by police Saturday night. She's facing charges including child abandonment.
It comes after shocking surveillance video from inside a Jersey City restaurant showed a teenage girl who had just given birth walk inside and hand her newborn child to a customer — then walk out the door.
The 14-year-old mother in that situation handed her minutes-old newborn to the customer, who could tell the teen had just given birth. Fortunately, both the baby and the mother were brought to the hospital, where both are recovering.