No charges after baby left at train stop
Updated: Wednesday, March 27 2013, 08:31 AM EDT
PHILADELPHIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police in Philadelphia have decided not to file charges against a mother and grandmother after they left a baby at a train stop.
The incident was caught on surveillance video. Police say the women were trying to dodge the train fare by using the same punch pass.
But, during the hand-off they apparently forgot about the baby and both walked away.
"The grandmother thinks the mother is getting the baby, the mother thinks the grandmother is getting the baby, they both turned their backs on the child and walked away, leaving the child behind," said Chief Thomas Nestle of SEPTA Police. "It's clear that they didn't intend on leaving the baby behind. That's the gist of this."
Fortunately the cashier noticed the stroller and took the baby to a supervisor.
The women didn't realize what happened until after they got on the train and arrived at the next stop. They then returned to get the child.
Police say both women had left their purses in the stroller, so it was obvious it was an accident.