An infant boy is now safe after being found last Saturday on the shoulder of an Oklahoma interstate.
Over the weekend, a church group was riding in a bus down Interstate 40 when the driver spotted what looked like a doll, buckled
into a car seat on the side of the road, according to reports. As he moved in to get a closer
look, he noticed something else: tiny baby feet that were moving.
But it wasn’t a doll
at all—it was a baby boy, and he is lucky to be alive.
one of the witnesses, posted a viral image of the little boy on Facebook and
shared her experience. The link has since been removed.
“Can you even
imagine,” Hill wrote. “This little guy could have died out there, I sure hope
it was not done on purpose for that reason.”
incident was alarming (and could have been fatal), emergency workers estimate
that the child was there no longer than 30 minutes because he wasn't sweating and it was more than 90ºF outside. In addition, medical staff told
officials that the baby appeared to be well taken care of, clean and healthy.
So, who left him
there and what happens now?
At this time,
police aren’t giving out many details. Though they were able to locate the
mother, it is too early in the investigation to determine
if charges will be filed. As for the baby boy, he has been placed in custody of the Department of Human Services.
Now, this is
where things get confusing. The driver told police that he didn’t see a note,
food or water anywhere nearby, but news
outlets are now suggesting that the car seat was stuffed with $5,500 in
cash, a birth certificate and social security card.
Whether or not
police found a hidden stash is irrelevant. The fact remains that a mother has allegedly
abandoned her child on the side of the road, and that baby could have
The question is
why? Why would anyone abandon a child on the side of the road? The baby's mother has since been taken to a hospital to be evaluated, according to the Associated Press.
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