HILL DISTRICT (KDKA) – A woman was arrested after allegedly kicking her 12-year-old son out into the cold early Sunday morning in the Hill District.
According to the criminal complaint, officers were called to the corner of Chauncey Street and Webster Avenue for a juvenile not wearing shoes at 2:22 a.m.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cool Conditions Continue
Officers transported the boy to a home in the 700-block of Junilla Street. After officers knocked on the door several times, 32-year-old Camella Cosby answered.
She was asked about the events of the evening and stated, “He wanted to leave, so I let him leave.”
Cosby was taken into custody after officers noticed “glassy blood shot eyes” and alcohol on her breath.
Officers searched the house and noticed no furniture, beds and minimal clothing for the children in the home.READ MORE: Millennials Paying More Attention To Life Planning As COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Wake-Up Call
Cosby told police she had smoked marijuana and was transported to the Allegheny County Jail.
The 12-year-old boy stated that his mother had come home from a bar and started yelling at him. He then made her food and she continued to yell and forced him to leave the house.
Both he and his brother are now in the care of Children Youth and Families.
The boy was outside for about 15 minutes and when officers picked him up, the temperature was four degrees.MORE NEWS: Gas Prices Potentially On The Rise In Pittsburgh Area Following Cyber Attack On U.S. Pipeline
Cosby is facing one count of endangering the welfare of a child.