West Hempstead woman pleads not guilty to leaving infant son alone in car

Officers say they received a call after a witness saw a 10-month-old unattended in a car parked behind the Lidl on Dogwood Avenue on Monday.

Emily Drooby

Oct 31, 2023, 9:39 AM

Updated 237 days ago

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A West Hempstead mother pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to leaving her infant son in a car alone.
Police say 25-year-old Amber-Rose Danahy left her baby alone in a car in Franklin Square on Monday afternoon.
Officers say they received a call after a witness saw the infant unattended in a car parked behind the Lidl on Dogwood Avenue around 2:45 p.m.
When police got to the scene, they said the baby was alone and crying.
Officers used a lockout kit to open the door and pull the child out.
According to a witness statement, the child was alone for over 10 minutes.
Danahy was arrested a short time later and charged with child endangerment.
She is expected back in court on Nov. 14.
"I just thought it was very sad that the mother would take a chance like that these days," said local Ed Boyce. He added, "I'm sure she just in and shopping maybe something like that, but you can't leave an infant, 10-month-old in a car like that."


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