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Mother located, arrested after child was dropped off at Mercy Hospital

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Police have located and arrested the mother of a young child who was dropped off at a local hospital. Carolina Vizcarra was arrested and now faces child abandonment charges. Vizcarra said to police, “It’s not like I just left her. It’s a hospital, and I was worried for her. I was thinking about sleeping on the streets but not her.” Vizcarra is expected to appear in court later Wednesday afternoon. Her bond has been set at $5,000.

Police are looking for the parents or family of a child who was dropped off Tuesday at Mercy Hospital. A woman left the girl, who appears to be two years old, with an off-duty officer on Tuesday at the hospital, according to the Miami Police Department. The girl is in custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 305-603-6300.