CCTV of woman abandoning child at stranger's doorstep

Woman in Texas facing abandonment charge after allegedly leaving child alone on doorstep

VIDEO: Woman captured on camera leaving toddler on stranger's doorstep

It turns out the house the child was left as was next door to the father's residence, which bolsters the woman's claim she got the address confused. Montgomery County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lieutenant Scott Spencer told reporters the woman left the boy on the front step Wednesday night without waiting for anyone to open the door.

The boy's father told Houston TV station KTRK that he lives next door.

Spencer said deputies canvassed the neighborhood when the child was found Wednesday night, but no one answered the door at the father's house.

A woman in Texas has been caught on surveillance cameras abandoning a toddler on a stranger's doorstep.

The sheriff's office said although the woman has not been found, they do not believe she is on the run.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said the woman pulled up at the property in a white vehicle, and that the entire incident lasted just 23 seconds.

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Spencer said the child was not dropped off as planned as the mother was admitted to hospital, therefore she arranged a friend to drop the boy off at his father's house.

In the 23-second-long clip, a smiling woman could be seen leaving the child and knocking several times. Child Protective Services responded to the scene and took custody of the child and are assisting in identifying the child's family. After being shown the video, the man said he was the boy's father. Instead, she asked a friend to drop her boy off.

The woman seen in the surveillance video dropped the little boy off at the wrong home.

The sheriff's office said the child appeared to be in good health.

She has multiple tattoos on her right arm that can are visible in the video.

Officials at CPS are working to reunite the child with his family. The father immediately recognized the child as his own, and authorities were called. She could face a charge of child abandonment, Spencer said. Spencer said the woman is facing a third-degree felony charge of child abandonment and has yet to be taken into custody.

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