Posted by on June 7, 2017
Categories: Bay Area


(BANT) – San Francisco Police say a mother who allegedly abandoned her 5-year-old daughter Monday on the Great Highway has surrendered to authorities.

According to police, on Monday witnesses saw a woman throwing items out of her vehicle along the Great Highway near the San Francisco Zoo.

Witnesses say that, a short time later, the woman pushed her 5-year-old daughter out of the car. The woman then drove away with her one-year-old son. Paramedics, who happened to be nearby, treated the abandoned girl, who did not appear to be injured.

According to police, a man with a skateboard, later identified as the father of the one-year-old, was seen leaving the scene on foot around the time the woman was throwing items from her car. Police say it does not appear that he saw the child being pushed out. The woman was identified as the mother of both children.

Officers searched hotels along the Great Highway for both parents but were unable to find them. Tuesday evening, the father of the infant was located and police said he is cooperating. The father also told police where the infant was located.

Investigators and Child Protective Services representatives later found the infant in Oakland with a baby sitter. Both the infant and the 5-year-old girl are currently in the care of Child Protective Services. Their mother has surrendered and is in police custody.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the San Francisco Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a text to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.