Good Samaritan: I Almost Hit the Baby With My Car 9/19/12
CBS 7 News
September 19, 2012
Midland, TX - The good samaritan goes by the name of Sandy, she wanted to remain anonymous because she says this story is not about her, but what happened on a morning commute to work.
“Do you want to use you last name?”
On her routine route on a busy service road of loop 250 and Garfield St. she noticed a little boy with curly blonde hair, walking dangerously close to oncoming traffic.
“I almost hit him,” she said, “I almost hit the baby, swerved over real fast and laid on my horn hoping to scare the mom or baby.”
Sandy says she immediately pulled over to find a toddler named Liam, who was then scared and hiding behind a tree in front of The Silver Creek Apartments.
“He had his keys in his hand and he was just wearing a diaper, he was babbling at me like little toddlers do,” she said.
She says baby Liam was alone with no one else in sight.
“I was hoping the mother would holler ‘where's my baby?’ but no one said anything,” Sandy said.
She says she buckled him in her car, took him to work, and called the police on her way.
“He hugged me a few times,” she said, “He is just a darling baby.”
Midland Police say they found the mother frantically looking for Liam.
They say the front door of her second floor apartment was broken, and the household was in a questionable "state of disrepair."
Child Protective Services is now investigating. Sandy says she is just thankful Liam is safe.
“I would love to just keep him in my prayers from now on,” she said, “God put me there for a reason.”
Police say they did not file charges, but Liam will stay in CPS custody until their investigation is over.