By Pat Loeb
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There are indications that a young girl, seen in a cell phone video taken aboard a SEPTA bus trying to assist her seemingly drug-addled mother, has been placed in the care of the city’s Department of Human Services.
The video posted last Thursday on a Facebook page called “People of SEPTA” had been shared more than 80,000 times and drawn nearly 9,000 comments as of Tuesday afternoon, most of the commenters outraged by the sight of the little girl trying to hold her mother’s head up as the woman folds into an intermittent stupor (see related story).
The mother is identified in the follow-up comments, and a screenshot of her Facebook page from yesterday is posted that reads in part, “I hope you scumbags are happy. I just lost the best thing in the world to me,” an indication that her daughter has been placed in protective care.
The Philadelphia Department of Human Services would not confirm that, citing confidentiality.