A video posted on Facebook showed an infant child crawling on a city street all alone. The alarming video drew the attention of authorities in Utica, New York who took action to find the mother and the child.
The Utica Police were made aware of the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/jj.cosme.3/videos/1706365492760539/">video showing an infant crawling across Bleecker Street</a> Friday night. The mother has been identified as 27-year-old Ledrika E. Ford of Utica and she has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
The officers who investigated Ford say she told them the child was secured in the back of a vehicle when they left a location on Bleecker Street but when she looked back at the seat after driving away the baby was nowhere to be found.
Ford told investigators she immediately went back to Pellettieri and Bleecker street and found her child unharmed. The mishap, however short-lived, was enough to get all four of her children taken away from her.
The baby was taken to an area hospital and evaluated. Child Protective Services was also notified of the incident and have taken custody of the infant.
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