Baby Abandoned in Park Rescued by Good Samaritan
The parents of an abandoned infant are being questioned by police about their intentions. Read on to learn more!
The parents of a baby, who was found in an abandoned stroller on Sunday night, are being questioned by police about what really happened that night.
The infant was discovered by Michael Allen, a Good Samaritan who says he looked out of his window around 9 p.m. on Sunday night and couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the stroller alone in the small New York park across the street.
He claims that he immediately went outside to check it out and was shocked to see a warmly dressed baby inside.
“He was dressed warm, really alert,” Allen said. “There was formula down there, seemed like he was packed up, he was packed up and wrapped very well.”
Allen says that he searched the area for the baby’s caretakers, but after realizing that the child was alone, he flagged down firefighters.
He adds, “I don’t know what the intentions were.” “All I know is that when I looked out the window that child was there, and I just couldn’t imagine who would leave their child out there that way.”
He says that he and the firefighters formed a special bond with the baby, who they’ve nicknamed “Little Sunday.” Allen even brought one of his own children’s teddy bears to visit the infant in Harlem Hospital on Monday Morning.
The tiny park in Harlem, called Renaissance Playground, happens to be located next to a local fire station.
The infant’s parents, who turned themselves into authorities Monday morning, are currently being questioned about why they would leave their baby in a park so late at night, but so far no charges have been filed.
New York does have a “safe haven law,” which allows parents to legally leave their babies at public locations, like fire stations or police stations, but only if the child is under 30 days old. The abandoned baby not only appears to be about 4-months-old, but was also abandoned in a locked park.
The NYPD is currently investigating the incident, but it still remains unclear whether or not the infant’s parents will face any criminal charges.
Although the baby showed no signs of any physical injuries, he has since been placed in the custody of the Administration for Children’s Services.
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