HOUSTON -- A north Houston woman was surprised Thursday morning to find an infant left outside the front door of her apartment.
It happened around 9 a.m. at an apartment complex located off Northline Drive.
Avione Beauregard said she heard faint crying outside her apartment.
“So I open the door and there’s a baby right there,” she said.
She said the two-month-old boy was in a car seat with soiled clothes, and when she looked closer she realized it was her husband’s child from his ex-girlfriend.
“I kinda knew who the baby was for,” she said. “I opened the door and put the baby in. She left no diapers, no clothes, no diapers, no nothing, so (I) provided the baby with milk and diapers and called the ambulance to make sure he’s OK.”
Paramedics arrived at the apartment complex and rushed the child to a hospital where he was found to be fine. It’s not clear how long the baby had been left on the doorstep.
Beauregard said her husband is the father, but his ex-girlfriend has custody and the two have been fighting. She said she believes that is why the baby’s mother left him with no explanation.
“Very irresponsible, not classy at all,” she said.
It wasn’t clear where the child’s mother was and, so far, no charges have been filed. If in fact she did leave the infant at the doorstep, she could face charges of child endangerment or child abandonment.