|Published:||Jun 30, 2011 11:36 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 30, 2011 10:33 PM EDT|
NORTH FORT MYERS- Firefighters are shocked when a three year old is brought to station 3 in North Fort Myers.
The mother of the child was equally shocked because she says she left her child under the care of her friend.
"I'm really upset. That baby is my world."
You don't have to see her face, to feel her pain.
"It hurts. It hurts a lot."
This mom to a three year old says she was arrested yesterday on a failure to appear in court charge.
She says she asked a friend to watch her little girl.. but apparently that didn't happen.
"She takes the baby straight to my mom ."
Who had to work, so she took the toddler back to her friend's family.
"They didn't know if I was getting out or when I was getting out."
So they took the child to fire station 3 in North Fort Myers.
"People don't usually just drop off children and it's something that we have to deal with in this day and age unfortunately."
While the fire station is considered a "safe place" and a "safe haven", meaning they will accept newborn babies or teenagers who feel they are in danger, they don't have a program to accept toddlers. They called the sheriff's office who then contacted the Department of Children and Families.
Now this mom is out of jail, and relieved to be reunited with her daughter, but she still has concerns.
"She was supposed to be my friend, now I could lose my daughter, you know?"
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