PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A woman is facing charges after dropping her 5-month-old child several times in Downtown Pittsburgh Sunday night.
According to police, the incident happened at the Wood Street T Station around 6:30 p.m.
Witnesses said Kari Vallance, 30, was trying to get through a revolving door with a stroller. Vallance allegedly rammed the stroller into the door, which caused the infant to fall out.
However, Vallance still tried to push the stroller through the door while the infant was on the ground.
The revolving door became stuck when the child was pinned between the door and the frame.
Eventually, Vallance left the station and started running toward Liberty Avenue.
Farmer says several women tried to chase her – fearing the infant was injured. But, when Vallance pushed the stroller off the curb, the infant fell out of the stroller into the street, where she was nearly hit by a car.
Several bystanders tried to stop her to check on the baby’s condition, but she ran again.
“The baby was bleeding in the face. It was traumatic,” Farmer said.
Police finally caught up with Vallance. They say she had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and kept saying, “I’m not a bad mother.” She also said, “Will I get my baby back?”
The infant was taken to Children’s Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, Vallance was taken to the Allegheny County Jail. She is facing a list of charges including, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault and public drunkenness.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 26.
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