Stephanie Goddu was arrested Friday for sending her 3-year-old in a Lyft alone and leaving her 3-month-old baby strapped in a carrier while soaked in urine, police say.
Goddu barricaded herself in her Manchester apartment prior to surrendering herself Friday, according to police. Goddu had difficulty answering questions and appeared “incoherent and disoriented” when police arrived at Goddu’s apartment to check on her and her baby. (RELATED: Portland Autonomous Zone Removing Barricades After Mayor, Police Chief Apologize)
“Goddu did not initially comply with officers’ orders to surrender and barricaded herself in her apartment,” Manchester NH Police said in a Facebook post on Friday.
Police found the 3-month-old wearing warm clothing, covered in urine and placed in a carrier around six feet away from a heater, according to the police statement.
When investigating the incident, police also reportedly discovered that Goddu had hired a Lyft driver to drive her 3-year-old to daycare Jan. 4. (RELATED: Uber, Lyft Prepared To Spend $90 Million Against Bill That Would Give Benefits To Drivers)
As a result, Goddu was charged with resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child.