A Pennsylvania mother was arrested Monday after allegedly handing her 1-month-old baby to a bus driver before walking away and abandoning the baby, police said.
The woman allegedly got on a bus in Bethlehem on Saturday and handed her baby to the driver before walking away, WPVI-TV reported. The mother, identified as Ashley Walters, 26, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of child endangerment.
Walters reportedly boarded the bus and then placed her son on the farebox. According to the criminal complaint, Walters told the driver to “call the police and that this was her son that she can’t take care of.” Police later found Walters just a few hundred yards away, WPVI reported.