Frustrated moms sometimes threaten their children with abandonment if they don’t behave. But one Brooklyn mother made good on her threats, according to the NY Daily News.
Dalisha Adams, 26, spent all day Sunday screaming profanities at her two daughters, Dominae, 5, and Diani, 3.
Neighbors of Adams at the Breukelen Houses in Canarsie often heard her screaming at the girls and their older sister, who lives with an aunt.
“She was always yelling at the kids, ‘Shut the f— up,’” said the neighbor, who did not want to be identified, according to the NY Daily News.
“One day, I heard her curse out the little baby, ‘I’ll punch you in the f—— face,’” the neighbor said.
On Sunday, police say, Adams bundled the children into her car, drove them about two miles away from home and dumped them out on the sidewalk before driving away. That’s where an elderly couple found the girls wandering up and down the street in the cold. The girls were still holding their disposable diapers.
Police went door-to-door hoping to identify the children. Their search eventually led them to Adams’ apartment. Police used a crowbar to take the door off its hinges around 10:10 p.m, but Adams wasn’t inside.
Adams later turned up at the police precinct at 11:30 p.m. She was charged Monday with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child for abandoning her children in the cold, police said.
“She talks very dirty to the children and treats them nasty. She pulls their arm and curses at the children,” the neighbor said.
“It’s not right,” she said of the abandonment. “They’re better off with someone else.”
The girls are now in the custody of Children’s Services.
This wouldn’t happen if President Obama made birth control mandatory for residents of public housing and the illiterate.