Woman captured on camera leaving toddler on stranger's doorstep

Woman in Texas facing abandonment charge after allegedly leaving child alone on doorstep

Woman in Texas facing abandonment charge after allegedly leaving child alone on doorstep

A woman in Spring, Texas, abandoned a 2-year-old boy on a stranger's doorstep on the night of October 17.

She then leaves the boy along with two bags, thought to be his belongings, before returning to a vehicle and leaving.

A resident at the home answered the door and found the 2-year-old boy alone on the porch.

A woman found the toddler about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday in front of her home in the northern outskirts of Houston, officials said.

Thankfully, the child is uninjured and appears to be in good health.

"Had she waited just seven seconds, the home owner 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", Spencer said.

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During a press conference Thursday, Lt. Scott Spencer with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said the homeowner who discovered the boy immediately called law enforcement. She is seen ringing the Ring doorbell camera multiple times as she sets the child and the bags on the ground.

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The sheriff's office said the mother has been identified, as well as the woman in the video.

The woman approaches the door holding the toddler by the arm.

Officials said in a statement that she also left several bags she was carrying. The father told detectives that when the child hadn't arrived in the afternoon, he assumed plans changed and left for the evening. The mother said she was in the hospital on Wednesday and had a friend drop the boy off. Child Protective Services took custody of the child and brought him to a foster family. The child is now in the care of Child Protective Services as authorities try to find his family. The sheriff's office said in doing so, it placed the child in grave danger.

That friend now faces possible charges of felony child endangerment.

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