Pittsburgh police say they'll obtain an arrest warrant for a mother who left a 3-month-old baby, wearing only a filthy diaper, on an East Liberty porch Monday night in subfreezing temperatures.
Another woman told officers that the boy's mother left a home in the 500 block of North Beatty Street with the infant during an argument but then returned, setting the child on the porch.
The mother was "nowhere to be found" so the woman took the boy to the Allegheny County 911 Center on Lexington Avenue before paramedics took the baby to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for observation and treatment, said city police spokeswoman Diane Richard.
The baby suffered a severe case of diaper rash but appeared otherwise unharmed, she said.
Children Youth and Families took custody of the boy.