Boy left on Spring doorstep dropped off at wrong house, father says

Courtesy Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Investigators said surveillance video shows a woman arrive at the home in a white vehicle, run to the front door of the home, lift the child by one arm to place him on the porch, ring the doorbell several times, knock on the door, run back to the auto and leave.

Authorities in Texas are seeking the public's help to identify a woman who left a 2-year-old child on a doorstep.

Authorities say deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office responded to a home in Spring, Texas Wednesday evening. The puzzled homeowner opened the door to find the child by himself and called 911 just before 8:30 p.m.

Officers were told the father understood the boy was going to be dropped off at his home by a friend of the boy's mother. The suspect is observed running toward the front door of the residence while lifting the child in the air by one arm.

"If that was her child, she wouldn't have left him", Simmons said, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The child was not hurt. "Detectives are working with child protective services to reunite the child with members of his family", Spencer said in a statement. She also left several bags on the doorstep.

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Authorities say they don't know the identity of the woman or the boy, who was uninjured and appeared to be in good health.

Spencer said the child's mother was in the hospital and released Thursday morning.

Sheriff's officials said the woman is likely in her 20s or 30s, had long hair reaching below her waist and multiple tattoos on her right arm. "At that time child protective services were contacted, and the child was released to their custody".

When the boy did not show up at his house, the father assumed the mother had changed the plans.

The person who lives in the house where the unknown woman took the boy said they didn't know who the adult or child was.

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