Newborn Baby Abandoned in Handbag
A newborn baby was abandoned inside a handbag and outside a home in Corsicana, Texas. Despite cold overnight temperatures, the baby survived.
The resident found the baby after her cat Stinky went out to investigate.
“They said they heard a soft sound, and the cat went to the side door and started sniffing the door,” police chief Randy Bratton said. “They went to investigate the cat and heard a whimper. That’s when they saw the handbag and looked inside.”
“I was glad he had the energy to cry loud enough for me to hear,” recalled Mihoko Brown, the resident who found the baby. “I was trying to make him quit crying. I just went, kind of swinging and holding him and singing a little bit.”
Due to the cold temperatures, the exposed baby was very lucky to be alive. “We’re very fortunate because it got pretty cold last night,” Bratton added. “If the baby hadn’t been found quickly there’s a good chance the baby might not have made it.”
The baby is under stable condition in the hospital and will be placed with a foster family. The police are currently searching for the baby’s mother who may face possible criminal charges.