A Florida mom was arrested after abandoning her 2-year-old daughter at a hospital, police stated.
Carolina Vizcarra, 33, left her 2-year-old daughter at Miami’s Mercy Hospital on Tuesday with two strangers — together with an off-duty plainclothes Miami cop — whereas asking if they may watch her as she went to the lavatory, police stated.
Vizcarra, of North Miami, additionally gave the cop her daughter’s Social Security card earlier than strolling away, based on an arrest report obtained by The Post.
“You don’t have to do this,” the unidentified witness informed Vizcarra whereas following her, police stated.
“Leave me alone,” Vizcarra responded as she exited the hospital, based on the arrest report.
Miami police tweeted a photo of the girl, who gave the impression to be in good well being, clutching a teddy bear later Tuesday afternoon. Department officers have been looking for assist from the general public to trace down the woman’s kinfolk as she remained within the custody of kid welfare officers.
Cops additionally issued an alert for officers to be looking out for Vizcarra. Later Tuesday, detectives received a name indicating she was at the hospital on the lookout for her daughter, based on the arrest report.
The caller described the black shirt and black leggings that Vizcarra had been carrying earlier within the day. Cops returned to the hospital and arrested her for felony little one abandonment, police stated.
“It’s not like I just left her,” Vizcarra informed the officer, based on her arrest report. “It’s a hospital and I was worried for her. I was thinking I am about to sleep on the streets, but not her.”
It’s unclear who will finally achieve custody of Vizcarra’s daughter, WPLG reported.
“She hands off this child to this unknown man,” Miami Police Officer Kenia Fallat informed the station. “Luckily he was a police officer and what was going through his mind as he went into police mode.”
The officer “immediately called for help” after the woman was left behind. Investigators are reviewing hospital surveillance footage, WPLG reported.
“We want to know what her mental state was,” Fallat stated. “We want to know what she was thinking when she was handing off her child to this unknown man.”
State legislation protects mother and father who depart youngsters at hospitals, hearth stations or emergency medical places, however provided that they’re newborns as much as every week outdated, WPLG reported.