A homeless Brooklyn mother, Keleisha Kelly, 26, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after taking her 5-year-old daughter out in the cold with no clothes on Wednesday.
According to NY Daily News witnesses spotted a disturbed Kelly with her naked daughter riding on the Q train where she eventually ended up wrapping the child in her coat and adult sneakers.
When Kelly’s mom, 44-year-old Princess Codwell, spoke on the incident she said Kelly isn’t a bad person just a sick woman who needs help. “She doesn’t need to go to jail. She needs to go to the hospital.” Codwell also shared her daughter has had at least two mental breakdowns in the past.
As for the child, she was taken to Coney Island Hospital, and then placed in Administration for Children’s Services’ custody while Kelly was taken to jail and afterwards sent for a psych exam.
The NYPD is currently investigating the situation.