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Police arrest mom for leaving child on Route 209

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Albany/HV: Police arrest mom for leaving child on Route 209
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A mother is facing an endangering the welfare of a child charge after troopers say she dropped her son off on Route 209, ordered him out of the car and took off. Time Warner Cable News reporter Alexandra Weishaupt has more on what state police are calling a questionable case of parenting.

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. -- “To leave your child alongside the road and go on your way is something very questionable,” said New York State Police Sgt. Mark Nielson.

Trooper said 31-year-old Elisha Sickler was headed along the 209 corridor Sunday afternoon with her two arguing children, ages 7 and 12, making for an uneasy ride from their Accord apartment complex to the Napanock Walmart.

“As a result mom pulled over the car and directed the 12-year-old outside the car as punishment and she continued on to do her shopping,” said Nielson.

And as mom continued to Walmart, State Police said her son then walked about a quarter of a mile to the Ellenville State Police barracks, where he explained what had happened to troopers.

“We made contact with his mother and by telephone had her come back down here to the station and ultimately we ended up arresting her and charging her with endangerment of the welfare of a child,” said Nielson.

Sickler was arraigned in Town of Wawarsing court and is due to return later this month.

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