Mother charged with child endangerment after leaving her kids in parked car at LaGuardia: PAPD

Port Authority police arrest Nidia Josephdelgado and charge her with child endangerment after she left her children in a parked car at LaGuardia Airport, officials said.
By Bill Parry

LAGUARDIA — A Brooklyn woman was arrested and charged Wednesday with child endangerment for leaving her two children alone in her car parked at LaGuardia Airport, Port Authority Police Department said.

The PAPD received a complaint around 3 p.m. that there were two minors inside a vehicle in the Terminal D employees parking lot.

Officers arrived at the scene and discovered the two children inside a Maxima sedan that was unlocked and still running, officials said. PAPD determined the youngsters were 7 and 8 years old.

They had been driven LaGuardia Airport by their mother and did not know her location, according to the PAPD. An investigation followed and police made phone contact with the woman who claimed to be on a job interview at the airport, authorities said.

Nidia Josephdelgado, 32, returned to her vehicle at 3:45 p.m. and was arrested by Port Authority police. Officials from the Administration for Child Services responded to the location and the two children were taken to Forest Hills Hospital for examination.

Josephdelgado’s Maxima was impounded and she was charged with two counts of Act in a Manner Injurious to a Child, according to the PAPD.

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