It’s hard to fathom how expendable some parents find their own children. In 2013, I wrote about a woman who bolted for the parking lot, leaving her 1-year-old behind in a stroller, after she was caught shoplifting. Earlier this year, a Florida woman used her 6-month-old as as a blunt weapon to bludgeon her boyfriend during a domestic squabble.
The latest contender for the “mother of the year” title is a woman who handed her infant daughter to a perfect (and for all she knew imperfect) stranger on a New York City subway so that she could go “fight some b*tch.”
The New York Post reports that the random recipient of the intrusive bundle was 19-year-old Javier Clemente, who not only returned the child to its profligate parent once the altercation ended but provided the woman with a souvenir video of the incident captured on his cellphone.
In the clip, which Clemente subsequently uploaded to Twitter, he proclaims, “Yo, this is her baby!” He trains the camera on the child, who appears unfazed, sucking on a pacifier.
The camera then pans to a woman holding a phone to her ear and standing in the aisle of the train, and someone can be heard in the background shouting, “I want her to get off because I’m gonna hit her! I’m gonna hit her!”
“She’s talking sh*t … She’s gonna hit my mother,” the person can be heard saying.
The Post notes that the clip has been viewed more than 10,200 times, garnering dozens of comments, running the gamut of emotions.
“And this is what’s wrong with America because … mothers like this,” one commenter wrote.
“[Very] proud of my borough and our mess,” said another, while a third asked, “Did she win?”
It is unclear whether police were summoned, though their presence was warranted.
Under New York City law, the mother could have been charged with reckless endangerment of a minor, along with other charges.