Milwaukee Police Rescue Infant from Man Trying to Give Her Away to Motorists

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 --- 1:47 p.m.

From our news partner, WITI in Milwaukee:

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police arrested a man on Monday, May 21st near W. Center Street after numerous callers reported the man was walking into traffic trying to give away an infant to passing motorists.

When officers arrived on the scene the suspect was walking in traffic with an 8-month-old infant in his arms. Authorities say vehicles were swerving to avoid hitting the suspect as he walked down the middle of the street.

A witness says the suspect was running through traffic with extended arms holding the infant out to oncoming traffic.

When police confronted the suspect he was agitated and refused to hand the infant over to police. After pleading with the suspect he released the child to police. Officers then arrested the suspect.

Police say the 8-month-old infant was not injured, but had recently underwent a heart transplant and was due for a dose of essential medication at the time of the incident.

The suspect was arrested, he will be referred to the District Attorney’s office for recklessly endangering safety.

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