A Lancaster woman is accused of leaving her 2 year old daughter unattended in the Subway restaurant on East King Street Monday afternoon. Evanisse Rivera Melendez, 28, of South Ann Street, left the child in a stroller while she went to the restroom. The girl was crying and distressed and was trying to climb out of the stroller. A police officer who was at the restaurant intervened to keep the girl in her stroller. He says there were about 10 other people in the Subway and none of them were with Rivera-Melendez or were asked to watch the child for her. Rivera-Melendez was gone for about five minutes.
She is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. After consulting with Children and Youth, the child was released to a family member. Rivera-Melendez was arraigned and given $10,000 bail.