VIDEO: Mom and grandmom leave baby at SEPTA turnstile

SEPTA abandoned baby
A 6-month old baby was abandoned by her mother and grandmother at 60th Street station Monday morning.

Mom passed through the turnstile and boarded the El, grandma headed for the stairs and 6-month-old Saniah rattled inside her stroller outside the ticket booth at 60th Street station.

“It was like synchronized abandonment,” said SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas Nestel, who watched security camera footage of the incident.

The teenaged mom and her mother both thought the other was taking the baby, Nestel said.

The result? The baby, the stroller and both of the women’s purses were left at the turnstile on the Market-Frankford line Monday morning.

“Mom and Grandmom had a one day pass,” Nestel said. “And the plan was that Mom would go through, and then give Grandmom the day pass and she would go to another station and use the day pass to get on.”

When the baby’s 15-year-old mother and grandmother meet up, they freaked out. Neither was criminally charged.

The grand plan didn’t work quite as well as they expected, Nestel said.

“They forgot one minor issue,” he deadpanned.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

NYPD: Suspect fleeing traffic stop shot by cop…

The NYPD said an officer temporarily reassigned for the Summer All Out program shot a suspect who slammed into two NYPD cars and hit a cop in Brooklyn.

Local

De Blasio and first family will travel to…

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City's first family will travel to Italy later this month for a summer vacation.

Local

TIPS: How to take great photos during 'Manhattanhenge'

Grab your camera and make the perfect picture this Saturday.

National

Seinfeld emoji cound be available next week

Get your puffy shirts and your marble rye ready, America. Seinfeld emoji could become available as early as next week.

Gossip

PHOTOS: Axelle Despiegelaere AKA "most beautiful" fan gets…

You may know her from FIFA coverage's  "honey shots" as the most beautiful fan to attend the World Cup in Brazil, or maybe you've seen…

Television

Final season of 'Glee' will be only 13…

The final season of "Glee" will officially be only 13 episodes, instead of the usual 22.

Entertainment

Complex characters, juicy scripts boost Netflix's Emmy nominations

The unconventional approach to TV at Netflix netted 31 Emmy nominations, a major achievement after plunging into original programing just last year.

Entertainment

Actor Josh Duhamel dons bunny suit to encourage…

The former Transformers star and husband to singer Fergie took to the Venice Beach boardwalk in California in a bright pink, Christmas-story inspired bunny suit Wednesday to help spread the…

World Cup

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down…

By Philip PullellaVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry…

NFL

Which Jets player has the best odds at…

Metro New York asked Bovada.LV to rank the top three contenders for the NFL MVP on the Jets.

World Cup

Argentina prevails in penalties, advances to final

The drama never seems to subside as the World Cup finally has its final two.

MLB

A Joffrey Ballet dancer threw the most beautiful…

http://youtu.be/Hg61JOZJrYM?t=29s While asked to throw a first pitch at a baseball game can be a treacherous and/or embarrassing experience (see Cent, 50), sometimes everything can…

Tech

Mesh sheds light on top 10 dating deal…

What are New Yorkers' top 10 dating deal breakers? Find out here.

Wellbeing

This Week in Health: Sexual headaches can be…

Sexual headaches: an under-discussed health issue Location: U.S. Results: If getting frisky brings on a headache, you’re not alone. Headaches associated with sexual activity represent a…

Food

Head to FiDi for free Chia Pods from…

They may have been last summer's darlings, but chia seeds have definitely not gone out of style. A great source of omega-3 fatty acids, they…

Wellbeing

Stop thinking your diabetes risk begins above a…

When it comes to diabetes research, a new study says black and Asian adults may be at risk for developing diabetes at a lower weight…