Brooklyn Mom Dalisha Adams Arrested; Abandoned Kids on Street

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A New York City mother faces child endangerment charges after being accused of simply abandoning her two young children on the street.

The New York Daily News reports that on Sunday afternoon Dalisha Adams bundled up her two and three-year-old girls, gave them some extra diapers and left them on a street corner in Brooklyn.

Fortunately two elderly women who were driving by spotted the children and called police. The oldest child was very clear to police about what happened.

"She left me and she drove off," Diani reportedly told the officers.

"They were calm but they were just huddled close together," officer Edgard Centeno said. "They were standing by each other very close. They were, I guess, a little afraid that they were alone."

The children were left down the block from where their grandmother lives, but she had no idea what was going on until she saw the story in the newspaper the next day.

"I would have took them," Bertha Davia told the News. "All she had to do was call."

Davia said son, who is the girls' father, argued with Adams on Sunday over the children.

"She wanted him to take the kids, and he told her he didn't have a stable place to take the kids," Davia said. "She must have got mad, dressed them kids and brought them here."

Adams turned herself into police Sunday night.

In the few hours between dumping her kids and surrendering, the News reports Adams posted a picture to her Facebook account of a man holding a bottle of champagne. It is not clear exactly when the photo was actually taken.