SPRING, Texas (AP) – Authorities near Houston are trying to identify a woman who abandoned a toddler on a stranger’s doorstep.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a video doorbell captured the woman running up to the door of the home in Spring dragging the boy by his arm, ringing the doorbell and knocking several times.
For Immediate Release October 18, 2018MCTXSheriff Investigates Abandoned Child On October 17, 2018, at about 8:20 pm, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched a residence in the 30700 block of Legends Ridge Drive, Spring, Texas in reference to a located person. The 911 caller advised that she heard a knock at her door and when she went to answer the door she found a 2 year old black male child standing at her door with no adult. When Deputies arrived they viewed video surveillance and observed a black female arrive at the residence in a white passenger car. The suspect is observed running toward the front door of the residence while lifting the child in the air by one arm. Once the suspect arrives at the front door she rings the door bell, knocks on the door and then flees back to her vehicle abandoning the 2 year child and two bags she was carrying. The entire incident lasted 23 seconds. The suspect appears to be in her mid-20’s to early 30’s with long hair reaching below her waist. Suspect also has multiple tattoos on her right arm that can be seen in the video. At this point the identity of the suspect and the child are unknown. The child is uninjured and appears to be in good health. Child Protective Services responded to the scene and took custody of the child and are assisting in identifying the child’s family.If anyone has any information regarding the child or female suspect, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office 936-760-5800 or contact Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) and refer to case# 18A299244.Information SourceLieutenant Scott SpencerMontgomery County Sheriff’s OfficeExecutive DivisionFollow us on: @MCTXSheriff
Posted by Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The toddler turns and stares after the woman as she runs then drives away.
The resident of the home called 911. She said the 2-year-old boy was standing there alone when she opened the door.
Authorities say they don’t know the identity of the woman or the boy, who was uninjured and appeared to be in good health. The child is now in the care of Child Protective Services as authorities try to find his family.
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