A Brooklyn mom faces criminal charges after her 5-year-old boy was found riding his bicycle alone late at night, police said Sunday.
Police found the boy riding his black and green bike on E. 55th St. and Linden Blvd. in East Flatbush about 10:30 p.m. Saturday — about two-thirds of a mile from his mom’s apartment.
They youngster didn’t have contact information for his parents, and couldn’t tell police where he lived.
At about 1 p.m. Sunday, police released his photo and a picture of his bicycle to the public.
His mom, Nichol Spencer, 45, contacted police Sunday afternoon after realizing her son was missing, police said.
She told cops that she thought her son was staying with his dad, while his dad though she was taking care of the boy.
When they both realized their error, they reached out to the 67th Precinct, police said.
The boy will be evaluated by Administration for Children’s Services workers before he’s returned to a family member, an NYPD spokesman said.
Cops charged Spencer with acting in a manner to injure a child. She awaits arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court.