Police: Woman Hands Baby to Stranger on Scranton Street

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A woman accused of giving her baby away to a stranger on the street is cooperating with authorities in Scranton.

Police say the mother handed the child to a woman along the 1400 block of Mulberry Street on Tuesday and said the child would be better off with someone else.

The boy is being cared for by child services.

The woman has been identified and is speaking with detectives in Scranton.

8 comments

  • Jennifer Furman

    SO SAD MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE MOM AND THE BABE LIFE IS HARD BE KIND GIVE TO THOSE IN NEED JESUS HELP THIS WOMEN TO CARE FOR HER BABY GIVE HER YOUR STRENGTH AND PEACE AMEN

  • Anna Varrecchia Magee

    She’s homeless & she saw this other mother with 3 kids of her own & felt her baby would be off with them.

    We see all these stories of parents doing at lot worse things to their children. She needs help & loves her baby enough to think the baby would be better off with someone else. I’m glad no charges were pressed & I pray she gets the help she needs.

  • Jennifer Hertman

    Maybe this mother couldn’t care for her baby anymore, things happen. As to the comment about Scranton being where the drugs are important, why would you assume that drugs are involved. I

  • donald fox

    As much as that makes me angry….I must say I am glad for once the parent didnt kill the child that they couldnt take care of or want. She got lucky that it wasnt some crazy person she gave the baby to. This couldve ended horribly.

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