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VIDEO: Police arrest woman who dumped toddler at stranger’s door then ran away

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Texas (Dave Conner/Flickr)
October 21, 2018

On Wednesday, a two-year-old boy was abandoned at a home in Spring, Texas and it was all captured on video.

Video footage shows a woman pulling up in a white car and walking towards the home in an affluent neighborhood while toting the little boy and his monkey backpack behind her, The Daily Mail reported.

Around 8:20 p.m., she placed the boy on the porch, rang the doorbell, fled to her car and sped off.

The homeowner answered the door, brought the little boy inside and called police.

When police arrived on the scene they watched the homeowner’s video footage and took the two-year-old into custody.

Once the youngster, Royal Prince Simmons, was identified, police found out the woman was a friend of the child’s mother.

The mother of the toddler said she asked her friend to drop the child off at his father’s home, which is next door to where he was abandoned — but she went to the wrong house.

The mother said the whole thing is a “very big misunderstanding.”

Police in Texas said the woman might be charged with felony child endangerment.

“The boy’s mother had asked a friend to drop off the child with his father in Spring because she was in the hospital,” Montgomery County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Spencer said.

Police are having a difficult time justifying that the woman just rang the bell and fled without waiting for anyone to come to the door.

The boy’s father, Willie Simmons said he knew nothing of the incident until the next morning when a news crew showed him the video footage.

“What if my neighbor wasn’t there? If my neighbor wasn’t there, my son would have been roaming up and down the street,’ Simmons said.

“That was very irresponsible. And I feel the lady who dropped my son off needs to be held accountable,” he added.

Police have identified the woman who abandoned the boy.

Spencer said, “An investigation is underway, though she hasn’t been charged.”