It’s the video that will cause fear in any responsible parent’s heart.
A nine-month-old baby boy found by strangers crawling alone in the middle of a busy road.
The video posted to Facebook has been viewed more than 2.2 million times.
It showed the helpless infant squirming on his stomach in the middle of Bleecker Street on Friday night.
Alarmed passers-by are seen attending to the baby and attempting to call 911.
Towards the end of the video, a woman is heard running up to the crowd that had assembled and yelling: ‘That’s my baby! Oh my god!’
Once the video was brought to the attention of authorities, an investigation was launched.
After several hours, police were able to locate 27-year-old Ledrika Ford on the 500 block of Milgate Street, in Utica.
In a statement released on Saturday morning, Utica Police said the young mom told officers that she was unsure as to how her child ended up on the street.