A woman was arrested on Sunday for allegedly abandoning her two young daughters at the intersection of Shore Parkway and E. 102nd Street in Canarsie.
The children showed no signs of physical abuse but were taken to Brookdale University Hospital for observation.
An elderly couple called 911 after noticing the two girls, 5-year old Dominae and 3-year old Dioni, stranded and each holding extra diapers. A witness nearby said, "They were wandering up and down the sidewalk for a while, just playing by themselves. It's horrible. How could you leave your own children out there?"
After being taken into custody, reporters from The Daily News were able to talk to the two girls who said, "Mommy just left us on the sidewalk and drove away."
Investigators were able to use records from the city's Administration for Children's Services to identify the mother, 26-year old Dalisha Adams. Police officials say she is being charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.