PITTSBURGH - A 35-year-old woman is facing several charges after police said she nearly dropped her infant daughter while intoxicated inside of a 7-Eleven in Brookline Wednesday.
According to the police report, Sarah Lynn Womack, of Pittsburgh, is facing endangering the welfare of a child and drug charges.
Investigators said a patrolling Pittsburgh police officer saw Womack stumbling along Edgebrook Avenue with the infant dangling from her arms.
Womack then went into the convenience store on Brookline Boulevard, where customers also noticed her behavior, telling police she nearly dropped her daughter and bumped the child’s head on a counter.
The police report said the officer took custody of the child and said that the baby’s diaper was soaked with urine and that Womack had no diapers or bottles with her.
Witnesses told police that they watched Womack stagger through the parking lot of the store. Once inside, one witness quoted Womack as saying, “I’m conducting an experiment. I’m seeing how fast someone offers me a ride or money.”
When police arrived, they spoke to Womack and said her speech was slow, she appeared to be confused and was “under the influence of some kind of narcotic.”
Medics arrived and checked Womack and her child for injuries. Womack was taken into custody and her daughter is now in the custody of Children, Youth and Families.
Investigators said Womack had a handful of pills when she was arrested.