Former Raleigh woman charged after leaving baby on subway platform in New York

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NEW YORK — Police have arrested a 20-year-old former North Carolina woman they say left a baby abandoned in a stroller on a New York subway platform on Monday.

Frankea Dabbs, 20, whose last known address is in Raleigh, recently moved to New York after the baby’s father died, according to WNYW. She is reportedly homeless.

Dabbs moved to New York City and apparently decided that she could no longer take care of the 10-month-old girl, identified as Miliani Edmonds, according to multiple media reports.

Dabbs lived in Raleigh in 2012 and most recently lived in Garysburg in Northampton County, according to records.

Dabbs faces charges including abandonment of a child and acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17.

Dabbs was riding the No. 1 train northbound Monday morning with a baby in a stroller.  The woman didn’t get off the train, instead letting the doors slide closed and continuing on, according to the witness.

A witness told police she saw Dabbs push a stroller from a subway car onto the platform when the doors opened. After waiting 20 minutes with the baby on the platform to see if the caretaker or mother would return for the child, the witness alerted police.

The 10-month-old is in stable condition at nearby St. Luke’s Hospital. She was not malnourished, though she suffers from a bit of eczema, police said. She was placed in the care of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services.

According to reports, Dabbs also has an active warrant out for marijuana possession in North Carolina.

 

12 comments

  • FaithC

    Total scum. She had no idea who would end up with that child. I m sure she did not care. What a POS. She should never get his child back. I am sure as soon as she finds out she does not get a check without the kid, she will want it back

  • Ken

    come on ya’ll…. it’s OBAMA’s fault…. !!!!! wooooooooo hooooooo…. Hillary will be your next President !!!! Get a LOAD of that…or… now swallow that !!!!

  • Sweetgirl30

    What check????? She was HOMELESS!! If she got a check she wouldn’t be HOMELESS!! This isn’t about a check it’s about her being a ruthless parent/person.

    • Ron Speaks (@wRaldri)

      Actually, lots of people get checks and still are homeless, because many buy other things with their checks than housing. Notice she’s also wanted for marijuana possession. Also in the TV report, they talk about her being very depressed recently so as usual, mental health problems are also in the equation. Ruthless? Maybe, maybe not. Mentally ill…yes.

  • give it a break people

    She’s black so she must get a check ppl of color dont work y’all are some SICK folks

  • linda

    Am I the only one who doesnt necessarily think shes ruthless/ didnt care about the kid? She just lost the childs father, left to care for the child alone, in a new city and homeless-im not saying it wasnt wrong but i think it was a result of mental stress and depression rather than cruelty

  • COYAN

    WOW ITS SAD. WHY DIDN’T SHE JUST TAKE THE CHILD TO POLICE STATION SHE ENDED UP THERE ANYWAY I TRULY WANNA ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN ANY PROGRAMS OUT THERE?ALSO I SAE THIS WOMAN ON TRAIN IN MAY,I THINK SHE HAS MORE CHILDREN

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