A Houston mom is still
in shock after organizing a break in to rescue her 10-month-old son Jordan, who
was left behind after his day care center closed.
Sharonda Ross, 30, to
ABC News that the daycare center closes at 6 p.m. but had extended their closing
time to accommodate her work schedule. She works a shift as a security guard which
ends at the same time.
"They always had
an understanding that me and other parents get off at six and can come directly
to the daycare," Ross said.
On Monday when she
arrived at the daycare, the parking lot was empty and the building was locked.
She immediately called the daycare center but there was no answer.
She then drove home
thinking that her husband had picked up her son but when she saw that he had
not they both rushed back to the daycare center and banged on the door. They
then heard crying from inside.
"I was thinking
this isn't happening. I'm dreaming," she told ABC News. "I'm going to
wake up and it's going to be a dream. I'm just at a loss for words."
As her husband broke
into the daycare center to rescue the tot, Ross filmed the incident with her
camera phone. The footage shows her husband breaking the glass of the day care
window and retrieving their son Jordan who stopped crying as soon as he was in
his father's arms.
the center apologized for the incident, yet they say the worker who forgot the
child will not be fired.