Woman leaves child alone at doorstep

Frederick Owens
October 19, 2018

It is not clear if she visited the father's home first and found it empty, or if she was mistaken as to his address.

"Had she waited just several more seconds, the homeowner would have opened the door and maybe would've started a conversation, dialogue to direct her to the correct house to drop the child off". Sheriff's deputies canvassed the neighborhood, knocking on every door nearby, including the father's, officials told reporters, according to the Chronicle.

Surveillance footage from a doorbell security camera captured the heartbreaking moment a toddler was left abandoned outside a stranger's home in the middle of the night in a suburb of Houston, Texas. "Once the suspect arrives at the front door she rings the doorbell, knocks on the door and then flees back to her vehicle".

The woman was trying to drop the toddler off with his father next door but got the house wrong.

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The mother was being interviewed by police on Thursday, authorities said, but said she was not who left the child at the doorstep. "That is a felony charge", Spencer said. "It was very alarming and very disturbing and my heart was hurting for the child".

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Asked why the mother did not drop the child off herself, the sheriff's department said she was in hospital and had only been discharged Thursday morning.

This all happened at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, October 17. The resident of the home called 911.

The uninjured child is now in the protection of Child Protective Services, the sheriff's office said.

She has multiple tattoos on her right arm that can are visible in the video.

The child is now in the custody of Child Protective Services, which will determine whether to return him to his family.

The sheriff's office will continue to investigate.

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