Baby found crawling in middle of busy NY road

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A woman from upstate NY was charged with child endangerment after a video surfaced showing her 9-month-old child crawling around a busy roadway.

Ford and an unidentified relative told officers that they were not sure how the 9-month-old child ended up on the street.

Utica Police say, on Friday night, they were made aware of a Facebook video showing an unattended baby crawling across Bleecker Street. She added that she thought the baby boy was secured in the backseat of a vehicle, and returned to the area after realizing the infant wasn't there.

'A short time later, she looked to the back seat and found that the child was not there.

Many people stopped their cars to help when they saw the infant in Utica, upstate NY. At the end of the video, a woman can be heard saying "that's my baby" in a panicked voice.

Ford, who is not in police custody, is facing a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child which could mean up to a year in prison if convicted.

Police arrested Ford, and the baby was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Police said that child protective services has been notified.

All four of four of Ford's children have been removed from her custody.

After the two-hour visit, the nine-month-old baby and Ford's other three children - ages one, two and five - were taken away. Lt. Bryan Coromato of the Utica Police department said they were a 1-year-old, 2-year-old and 5-year-old, reported Fox News.

Ladrika Ford is due back in court on Friday, March 23.

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