Great Highway Abandoned Child Investigation Update (17-088(a))

On June 5th, 2017, witnesses observed a female throwing items out of her vehicle on the 2800 block of the Great Highway. Shortly thereafter, witnesses observed the female push her 5-year old daughter out of the stationary vehicle causing the child to land on the concrete. The female then drove away with her one-year old son leaving her daughter unattended and uncared for. Paramedics who were in the immediate area witnessed a portion of the incident. The medics treated the child who did not appear to be injured.  See SFPD news release 17-088 for additional details.

San Francisco Police investigators assigned to the Special Victims Unit have booked the child’s mother, 22 year-old San Francisco resident Samantha Patton on one count of felony and one count of misdemeanor child endangerment.

This is remains an active and on-going investigation. Due to pending ID matters, Patton’s booking photo is not being released at this time.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, we encourage you to contact the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.

News Release