Saturday 15 December, 2018

Texas police identify woman, child in doorbell video

Surveillance footage from a doorbell security camera captured the moment a toddler was abandoned outside a stranger's home at night in Houston, Texas.

Surveillance footage from a doorbell security camera captured the moment a toddler was abandoned outside a stranger's home at night in Houston, Texas.

Authorities in Texas say a woman who left a toddler alone on a stranger's doorstep could face charges of felony child endangerment.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Spencer says the 2-year-old boy's mother had asked a friend to drop off the child with the boy's father in Spring because the mother was in the hospital. Spencer says the friend left the boy on the front step Wednesday night without waiting for anyone to open the door. 

 

The 23-second video from the surveillance footage was released by The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on Thursday

Spencer says the boy's father lives next door. The boy's father told authorities he didn't realize what had happened until a news crew showed him footage from the neighbor's video doorbell Thursday morning.

Spencer says authorities have identified the woman in the video and that an investigation is underway, though she hasn't been charged. 

 

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