Monday, January 30, 2012

2 Children Abandoned On Street in Brooklyn

The hunt is on for a malevolent mom who deserted her two daughters, ages 3 and 5, on a Brooklyn sidewalk Sunday, leaving them each extra diapers and a heartbreaking lesson in hard knocks.
“Mommy just left us on the sidewalk and drove away,” the older girl told a Daily News photographer just seconds after a good Samaritan found her and her sister stranded on a bustling corner in Canarsie.
The girls were bundled up in hooded down coats, wearing UGG boots and holding fresh disposable diapers when they were found just before 3 p.m. in front of the Bay View Houses on Shore Parkway, cops said.
“We don’t know their identities yet,” a police source said. “They gave us their first names and said their mom dropped them off.”
The older girl told cops her name is Domini and that her little sister, who said very little to police, is Dioni, a source said.
“We live in a blue house with flowers in front,” Domini told The News as cops took custody of her and her sister.
She told cops she believed they lived on 53rd St., but could not recall what neighborhood or borough they were from, according to the source.
The sisters bore no obvious signs of abuse, but were taken to Brookdale University Hospital for precautionary observation and are now in Administration for Children’s Services custody.
Cops fanned out in the area, going door-to-door hoping to identify the forsaken sisters and track down their mother. Detectives were also scouring surveillance video from the Bay View Houses and nearby buildings.
The older girl told cops their mother’s name is Dalisha and she was driving a white car, but she did not know the make nor model of the vehicle.
Cops received a 911 call after an elderly couple found the children standing at the busy intersection of Shore Parkway and E. 102nd St. with cars zooming by, sources said.
“They were wandering up and down the sidewalk for a while, just playing by themselves,” said Michelle Davis, 43, of Brooklyn, who was visiting a friend at the Bay View Houses when the girls were found.
“It’s horrible. How could you leave your own children out there?” Davis said. “They’re babies and you just leave them out there like that?”
Domini was dressed in a brown down jacket and blue jeans and had pink and white beads in her hair. Dioni was wearing a pink down jacket and matching pants.
The girls were not crying, but appeared confused as to why their mother would desert them on the streets.
Anyone with information on the girls is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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