A woman is facing felony child endangerment charges after allegedly leaving her 5-year-old daughter near the San Francisco Zoo. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 22-year-old Samantha Patton is scheduled to be arraigned today following Thursday's charges.
On Monday evening, Patton allegedly pushed her daughter out of her car and left her at a highway intersection and drove away with her one-year-old son.
Witnesses tracked down a nearby man on a skateboard, who ended up being the boy's father, and he led them to the whereabouts of the one-year-old.
The incident was witnessed by two San Francisco Fire Department medics. According to a police press release, the medics treated the girl and she was not injured.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Patton surrendered to police on Tuesday and is being held on $75,000 bail.
Both children are with Child Protective Services. The police release says that authorities are still looking for details and tips.
[Photo: SF Zoo Facebook]
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