Woman Caught On Surveillance Video Abandoning 2-Year-Old Boy On Doorstep

Surveillance video at a home in Spring, shows the moment a woman leaving a 2-year-old boy on a stranger’s doorstep in the Houston.

The woman is seen carrying a child by the arm, setting him down on the front steps and frantically ringing the doorbell. After several rings and knocks on the door, the woman runs off, hops in her car and speeds away.

Authorities say the child was abandoned at a stranger’s doorstep by a woman who is a friend of his mother, while the mother was in the hospital. The woman apparently mistook the house for the home of the child’s father, who lived next door, then left the location without verifying anyone was home or who she was releasing the child to. She now faces a charge of child abandonment, a felony.

The child is now in the custody of Child Protective Services, which will determine whether to return him to his family.