As you’ve seen in the movies, a child that was left in front of a southwest Houston fire station this past Friday morning is now in custody of Child Protective Services.
Firefighters said the 1-year-old was left around 9:30 a.m. in a car seat outside of Station 21 at 10515 Main.
Firefighters came downstairs when they heard the boy crying, according to a Houston Fire Department spokesman. The child, who appeared in good health, was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital and then left in CPS custody by 5 p.m., hospital spokeswoman Lindsey Fox said.
Parents can hand infants under 2 months old to officials at designated safe spaces, including hospitals and fire stations, under the state’s 1999 Baby Moses Law, without fear of being prosecuted for abandonment or neglect. This child was older than that, officials said.