Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pearland woman charged with dangling baby out car window

PEARLAND, TX (KPRC/CNN) – A Texas woman is accused of dangling a baby out of the window of a moving car on Thanksgiving Day.

Near Pearland, TX, 19-year-old Gabrielle Handy denies she put the little girl in danger, but two sisters who spotted her car cruising down the interstate saw differently.

The sisters called 911 as they followed the car and told the dispatcher, Handy was dangling her 13-month old niece out a rear window.

The dispatcher told the sisters to keep the car in sight until a patrol car could catch up, so they did, watching as the little girl was dangled outside the window at speeds between 55 and 65 miles an hour.

The two women shadowed the car from almost 20 miles being careful not to get too close for fear of startling Handy. They were afraid she might drop the baby. A Precinct 7 deputy constable caught up with her car and pulled it over at West Airport and the Southwest Freeway. By that time, the child had been pulled inside.

Handy denied holding the baby outside of the car and the little girl's mother had no explanation. Handy is charged with endangering a child.

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