Baby abandoned in stroller inside Harlem park; mother arrested - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Baby abandoned in stroller inside Harlem park; mother arrested

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A baby boy was found abandoned in a stroller at a park in Harlem where temperatures hovered around freezing. Now his mother is under arrest.

Police say they responded to a 911 call about the child at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday at West 143rd Street and 7th Ave.

The boy's mother, Kenyetta Rowell, 18, of Staten Island, went to a police precinct Monday, where she was later arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, failure to exercise control over a minor and false reporting, the AP reported.

The man who found the child and alerted local firefighters who then called police spoke with Fox 5 News:

"I look out the window, there's a stroller in the park. I'm thinking it's a toy stroller. Not in a million years I would think it was a child in the stroller. I rush down stairs and that's what I saw. Just like right now I was at a loss for words."

The man said the stroller was near a gate and the boy was wrapped well and was wearing a shearling hat. He appeared to be alert and in good condition.

"I can't imagine anyone could leave an adorable baby like that in the cold."

The child who is approximately three to six months old was picked up by EMS and brought to Harlem Hospital for observation. He was then placed in the custody of the Administration for Children's Services, said police.


  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • SummerStage: you still have time to catch a show

    SummerStage: you still have time to catch a show

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:22:53 GMT
    You've got a few more weeks to enjoy SummerStage, New York's annual performing arts showcase that's 28 years running. But it's not just music: there is dance, comedy, theater, you name it. There are several shows weekly at 14 different parks throughout the five boroughs. A recent show at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park paid tribute to Pete Seeger. Most of the shows are free and are funded by tickets purchased for the some of the bigger acts.
    You've got a few more weeks to enjoy SummerStage, New York's annual performing arts showcase that's 28 years running. But it's not just music: there is dance, comedy, theater, you name it. There are several shows weekly at 14 different parks throughout the five boroughs. A recent show at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park paid tribute to Pete Seeger. Most of the shows are free and are funded by tickets purchased for the some of the bigger acts.
  • NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

    NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:14:16 GMT
    An educational advocacy group led by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system, filing a lawsuit Monday that alleges that job protections unfairly shield bad teachers. Seven parents of public school children from New York City and Rochester are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed in Supreme Court in Albany.
    An educational advocacy group led by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system, filing a lawsuit Monday that alleges that job protections unfairly shield bad teachers. Seven parents of public school children from New York City and Rochester are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed in Supreme Court in Albany.
  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:10:52 GMT

    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.

    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.


Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices