Malikah George, a 25-year-old mother, was just arrested after being involved in a hit-and-run accident that concluded with her handing off her infant baby to a stranger on the street. The strange occurrence began on May 31 when the suspect was involved in a minor fender bender. She panicked and decided to flee the scene.

Richard Brown, the District Attorney of Queens, explained that the mother then lost control of her vehicle and collided with fencing near an Ozone Park school. The suspect exited the vehicle, grabbed her infant baby from the backseat and handed the child over to a complete stranger on the street. Witnesses confirm the suspect told the stranger she was going to be arrested, handed her a note with a name and phone number on it and then ran off.

Police later confirmed the note had the information of the child’s father. Hours after the crash, news reporters were on the scene. One news crew from WABC-TV was interviewing a witness when they realized the person being interviewed was in fact the suspect. The mother had returned to the scene of the crime. She learned that her child had been taken to the hospital for treatment.

George was arrested that evening when she visited a hospital looking for her baby. She was charged with reckless endangerment, operating an unregistered vehicle, driving without a license, acting in a manner injurious to a child, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and leaving the scene of an accident. Her child has been placed in the care of the New York Police Department.