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Neighbor calls police after mother forgets baby on porch in Waco

Posted at 12:33 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 17:14:41-05

WACO, TX — A concerned neighbor called police after they saw a baby in a carrier on a front porch the day before Thanksgiving.

Police responded to the scene around 9 a.m. in the 2300 block of Herring Ave. The neighbor found the baby in the carrier with a bottle and a blanket.

Police said the mother of the baby returned and told officers she had forgotten the baby in the hustle of getting her other children loaded in the car. Police said she was very cooperative, and they believe the baby was alone for about five minutes.

The mother was not arrested, but police did take a report. Detectives are deciding whether or not there should be an arrest.