PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A mother was arrested, after Pittsburgh Police say she threw her 16-year-old daughter out of the house, and into the dangerously cold temperatures.
According to a criminal complaint, police says the girl was forced to walk to her aunt’s house, and when she arrived, her hands were frozen together.
Temperatures hovered around 0-degrees when the incident happened.
Police say the girl’s aunt took her to Zone 2 headquarters to report the incident.
Investigators say the girl said she had been having problems with her mother, and that her mother was smoking crack when she tried to return home.
The teen told police she had been staying with her aunt for a few days before she tried to return home Tuesday.
Police responded to Yolanda Williams’ home to question her about the incident, and reportedly smelled an odor of burnt substance emanating from the home.
Williams reportedly admitted to the officers that she had smoked crack cocaine, as recently as a day ago.
She was arrested and booked into the Allegheny County Jail on endangering the welfare of a child and other charges.
The teen is now staying with her aunt.