Subway Fare Dodgers Skip, Leaving Baby Behind

PHILADELPHIA (March 26, 2013)—A a mother and grandmother left a baby behind as they tried trying to avoid paying full subway fare, Philadelphia transit officials said.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said the incident happened Monday on the Market-Frankford El.

The unnamed adults had a single, one-day convenience pass that allows one person to take eight rides.

SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said a cashier punched the pass and allowed the mother to enter.

The mother then handed the pass to the grandmother, who was going to use it at another station to avoid suspicion, but Redfern says they accidentally left the baby behind and didn't realize it until they got to the next station.

A cashier kept the baby inside the booth to keep warm.

The women were reunited with the child.

Redfern said they won't be cited.


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