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Hamptons Mom Arrested for Leaving Infant Alone Outside


Southampton Town Police arrested a Bridgehampton mom for child endangerment after she allegedly left her child alone outside in the cold on Friday evening.

Officers responded to a call of an abandoned infant in the parking lot of the Schmidt’s Seafood Market on North Sea Road in Southampton and upon arrival they found that 20-year-old Gilda Rojas had left her 4-month-old baby in a car carrier seat on the side of the building while she got into an argument with a man, police said.

“The baby was left alone for a prolonged period of time, exposed to the cold temperature, and was found crying by concerned neighbors,” police said in a statement. Rojas returned to the scene prior to police arrival, but was detained by concerned citizens.


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Rojas and her baby were taken to police headquarters in Hampton Bays, where Rojas was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Child Protective Services was notified of the incident.

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