MCKEESPORT (KDKA) — Police plan to charge a McKeesport mother after her 3-year-old daughter was found wandering outside alone twice in less than a week.
The girl’s mother, 23-year-old Ashley Warman, is already facing two counts of child endangerment from a similar incident.
On Saturday, the 3-year-old walked into a convenience store on Lyle Boulevard and treated herself to some candy.
“Based on the route that they know that she took, it was about a quarter-mile from her house,” McKeesport Police Captain Timothy Hanna said.
Paramedics threw away the child’s pajamas, calling them a bio-hazard. Police found the little girl living in deplorable conditions at HiView Gardens. The child also has a 2-year-old brother and a 7-year-old sister.
“Something has to be done,” Hanna said. “She’s proven she’s not capable of taking care of these kids.”
There no answer at the door when KDKA’s Mary Robb Jackson tried to contact Warman. Neighbors said she moved out on Monday morning and needs real help.
Warman faces misdemeanor charges and will receive a summons in the mail.
The children are now in the custody of Allegheny County Children and Youth Services.