Car Thief Ditches Baby


Published 06/23 2014 03:51PM

Updated 06/23 2014 03:54PM

(KPRC)  An Amber Alert has been canceled after a missing 8-month-old baby was found safe, abandoned in a vacant lot in Houston, Texas.

Authorities say the baby, Genesis Haley, was in her mother's car when it was stolen early Monday morning at a Texaco Gas station in north Houston.

Houston police say at around 1 a.m. Monday the baby's mother left the sleeping baby in her running vehicle to go inside the convenience store. She then saw a suspect get into her vehicle and drive away. 

Several hours later Hong Nguyen was jogging when she heard a baby crying in some brush.  She then called 911.

"I was very worried. It was scary," she said.

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