A four-year-old girl wandering upper Manhattan in a diaper Tuesday morning is back home safe and sound — but now her father has been arrested, police said.
Kadiras Camara left her family’s apartment at W. 126th St. and Morningside Ave. at about 2 a.m. to look for her father, who had gone to the store.
A Good Samaritan spotted Kadiras, barefoot and wearing only a diaper, walking a half-block from her home.
“I see this little girl and she comes up and takes my leg,” said Michel Irie, 44, who was returning home after his shift driving a yellow taxi. “I take her up in my arms and I put her in my clothes.”
Irie handed the freezing child to passing firefighters.
Kadiras was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital for observation then later released back to her mother, Fofana Namaga, a hair braider who had been working in Brooklyn at the time.
Kadiras’ father, Yacou Camara, 41, was charged with failure to exercise control of a minor.
But Namaga said that wasn’t fair.
She said her husband, a livery driver, had put Kadiras to bed after returning from work, telling her he was going to the store.