Received Saturday, June 6, 2009
Physical description of caregiver: Middle-age African-American woman with long dreadlocks, wearing purple boots--these boots might make her easy to identify.
Physical description of involved child/children: Two small children in a double (side-by side) stroller. Both around a year old, maybe twins. White, both had light colored curly hair.
Address or venue of observed incident: Madison Square Park near the Northwest entrance.
Date and time of incident: Thursday, June 4 at 5:45 PM
Detailed description of what you witnessed: As I walked by, I noticed this nanny changing one child's diaper while the other was sitting in the stroller. Nanny had the child across her lap attempting to change the diaper with one hand while barely holding onto the flailing child with the other. Child's head was hanging over nanny's lap and child appeared to nearly fall. Crying the whole time. I decided to turn around and walk by again, this time when I passed nanny was standing several feet away from both children who were sitting in the stroller facing away from her and crying. She was talking to someone on one of those bluetooth earpiece things. The children could not see her, and she was pretty far away.
Description of vehicle, bag, stroller that may aid in identifying involved caregiver: Side-by-side stroller in dark color, possibly charcoal or black. Didn't catch the brand.
I have three photos. One is of the baby on the nanny's lap. If you zoom in you can get a sense of what is happening. The next is a shot of the nanny standing several feet away from the stroller (visible on the right), a pedestrian is seen walking between her and the stroller. The third is a shot of her with the stroller to help with identification. Sorry the shots are so poor, my cellphone camera sucks.