A Houston woman has been charged with putting her toddler in danger while panhandling.

Police say they were called to the 4700 block of Beechnut Wednesday afternoon about a child in the road.

They found Mihaela Chiciu panhandling on the side of the road with her 2-year-old daughter at her side.

Witnesses told officers the 2-year-old darted into traffic and a car had to swerve to avoid hitting her.

Chiciu was arrested and charged with child endangerment.

The little girl was turned over to a relative.