Texas family discovers abandoned baby in backyard shed after man steals neighbor’s vehicle

On Saturday morning, a Texas family discovered an abandoned toddler in their backyard shed after their security cameras caught a man stealing their neighbor’s truck.

John and Katharine McClain narrated KHOU that they woke up early Saturday morning to hear their neighbor’s vehicle pulling away. They reviewed their recorded security footage, which showed a mostly nude man roaming the McClains’ property.

The man is seen checking the vehicle’s doors to see if they are unlocked. Unsuccessfully, he moved on to the neighbor’s property, where he was able to steal a truck and drive off.

The McClains called their neighbor and the truck was immediately reported stolen.

Katharine told the news outlet that her Livingston neighborhood is usually peaceful and safe.

Assuming the riot was over, the couple were surprised when their dog started barking at the backyard shed.

Katharine said that immediately after she opened the shed door, her husband told her to call the police.

“He said, ‘Call 911, there’s a baby.’ I thought he was just kidding,” Katharine told KHOU. “A baby snake? A baby what?”

John said as he approached the shed with his dog, he heard crying from inside. When he opened the door, he found a toddler on the floor in the shed.

“When I opened it, the baby was right next to the bike,” John said.

Katharine called authorities and was informed by the dispatcher that she could pick up the baby. Katharine wrapped the little girl in a towel and took her inside while they waited for an ambulance to arrive.

Medics examined the child at the scene and then flew him to a Houston hospital.

Security footage showed the man carrying the baby into the shed, where he spent hours with the child indoors. He is then seen leaving the shed alone and walking toward the vehicles on the property.

Police located and arrested the man seen in McClain’s security footage. He was found driving the neighbor’s stolen truck and charged with abandoning or endangering a child. His vehicle was discovered near railroad tracks behind the McClains’ property.

Katharine expressed that she was devastated by the incident.

“I’m a mom,” she told the news outlet. “I was pretty hectic and desperate. It still got me a little bit.ā€

Katharine said that she and her family would be willing to take care of the little girl.

She said: “I just want her to be happy and have a good life, you know? If you give them to me, I will take them immediately. And she’ll never worry again.”

https://www.theblaze.com/news/texas-family-discovers-baby-shed Texas family discovers abandoned baby in backyard shed after man steals neighbor’s vehicle

Laura Coffey

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