Five-year-old Essiah Love Miller was allegedly left alone in front of her building in Far Rockaway. The girl, hungry and afraid, went into a supermarket and asked for food. Workers brought her to the police. Her day care worker is facing charges in connection with the case.
When the clerks at the Brothers Supermarket at 1327 Central Avenue in Far Rockaway saw the young girl walk into the store at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, they looked around for a parent or guardian, but there was none.
A day later, the 5-year-old girl has been reunited with her guardian and the day care worker who was supposed to bring her home was awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court.
The young girl, later identified by police as Essiah Love Miller, walked up to the counter and asked for food, telling the clerk that she was hungry.
The clerks fed the girl and rushed her to the nearby NYPD 100 Precinct stationhouse.
The 3 foot, 45 pound girl, who was dressed in black jeans and sneakers with pink shoelaces, and a pink shirt, could not tell the cops where she lived, only that her name was “Esha.”
Cops put out a call for anyone reporting a missing child and a few minutes later, police say, the young girl’s aunt, her guardian, came into the precinct to report a missing little girl. They were quickly reunited.
Police arrested Trimeka Crum , 35, of 23-21 Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway, a day care worker who was supposed to walk Essiah to her home and deliver her to her aunt, but instead allegedly left her on the stoop in front of her building.
On Thursday night, Crum awaited her arraignment in night court. Police say she will be charged with acting in a manner injurious to a minor, but court sources say the charges have not yet been determined.