New York Husband and Wife have three year old Daughter together.
Husband takes Daughter to a sandwich shop one evening, buys her a sandwich and then … leaves her there. Husband, reportedly drunk, promises to return, but never does.
Another patron of the shop, a child welfare worker by chance, takes Daughter to a police station.
Daughter is temporarily placed into the care of the local child welfare agency.
The next day, Husband contacts police regarding his “missing” Daughter.
Police then arrest Husband for child abandonment and reckless endangerment.
Husband reportedly has been arrested several times previously on drug charges, for one of which he served time, and for endangering the welfare of a different child.
Read more in
this New York Post article: ‘Drunk’ dad forgot 3-year-old daughter at Subway until next day and
this NBC TV 4 news article: Father Arrested After 3-Year-Old Girl Found Alone in Harlem Restaurant: Police .