An Elmont man has been charged with abandoning his 3-year-old daughter Saturday at a Subway restaurant in Harlem, authorities said.
Stanley Fredrique, 34, of Elmont, left his daughter at the sub shop unattended after buying her a sandwich shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, the NYPD said Sunday.
A restaurant employee took the child to the 26th Precinct house nearby, where emergency personnel responded and took the girl to St. Luke's Hospital, police said. She was treated by staff and released into the custody of the city's Administration for Children's Services, police said.
Fredrique was in a cab on Tillary Street in Brooklyn, police said, when he realized his daughter was missing and panicked. The cab driver pulled over after becoming alarmed and alerted NYPD traffic agents, police said.
Fredrique has been charged with abandonment of a child, acting in a manner injurious to a child and reckless endangerment in the second degree.
A call made to Fredrique went unanswered Sunday.