Woman Tried to Abandon Son at Police Station

"I don't want him anymore"

By Matt Bartosik
|  Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010  |  Updated 2:05 PM CDT
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Woman Tried to Abandon Son at Police Station

Chicago Police Department

Tierra Aldridge, 24, walked into the Harrison District station at 4:20 a.m. Sunday and asked an officer, "Can I leave my son here, because I don't want him anymore," according to police. She has been charged with endangering the life of a child.

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A mother's love is unconditional and forever. It appears this woman didn't get that memo.

A woman was arrested at a West Side police station early Sunday after trying to abandon her child there.

Tierra Aldridge, 24, walked into the Harrison District station at 4:20 a.m. Sunday and asked an officer, "Can I leave my son here, because I don't want him anymore," according to police.

Authorities at the station recommended she contact the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Frustrated, the woman walked out of the station, threatening to leave the 3-year-old boy on the curb if the officers wouldn't take him in.

"Maybe he'll get killed or raped or something," Aldridge said, according to police.

The woman was arrested and searched outside the police station. Officers said they found a white rock-like substance on her.

Aldridge was charged with endangering the life and health of a child and possession of a controlled substance.

Police said the 3-year-old was turned over to a grandmother.

The Illinois Safe Haven law only allows children up to 30 days old to be left with personnel at any hospital, emergency medical facility, staffed fire station or police station.

Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.

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