Mother Faces Charges After Throwing Toddler Into Traffic

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Mother Faces Charges After Throwing Toddler Into Traffic
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Reported by: Lance Barry
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First posted: 11/11/2006 11:47:58 PM

A Roselawn mother has been charged with doing the unthinkable, throwing her child into the street and oncoming traffic.

It happened early this morning on Seymour Avenue.

Police allege the suspect was involved in a verbal altercation with the young boy’s father and that then the child allegedly became part of his mother’s rage.

Police say she picked her child up and threw him out onto a busy road.

“I woke up to them arguing in the street,” Jermaine Gamble, a witness, told 9News. “He was grabbing his son and she was trying to get her son back.”

Just moments before, 21-year-old Rebe Cobbins’ son Danontre, thought to be as young as two-years-old, had been thrown onto busy Seymour Avenue.

When 9News asked if the mother seemed to realize what she had done, Gamble responded, “She was crying, saying she was sorry and all that. But the baby’s Daddy wasn’t having it, he was going to take his son back.”

The incident happened at 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning outside Cobbins’ apartment complex in the 1600 block of Seymour.

No came to her door Saturday night.

It’s not known how close any cars came to hitting the boy.

Gamble told 9News that the boy’s father quickly retrieved the child out of the street, and the boy likely didn’t even realize what had happened to him.

“The kid is alright,” said Gamble. “He wasn’t banged up or any thing.”

The boy’s mother is facing one count of domestic violence and is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.

She was released from jail on a $5,000 bond.

11-15-2006 07:57 AM

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