The driver also directed the officers to the house where the baby was present.
One man became a hero overnight after his quick thinking and concern helped a family unite with their infant. According to ABC News, Amazon driver Juan Carlos Flores helped the authorities find an abandoned baby, who was a victim of an apparent carjacking incident.
The authorities stated that they were alerted about the car stealing and kidnapping in Houston's Sunnyside neighborhood on 25 January 2020.
✳️✅— Charlie Wageman 🇺🇸 🏴☠️ (@CharlieWageman) January 25, 2021
You need to meet Juan Carlos Flores, the delivery driver who spotted a newborn baby inside a carrier on the side of a north Houston street last week. The baby had been inside a vehicle that was stolen and the thief later abandoned the child. https://t.co/XAqacuRLZh
Luckily, moments later, delivery driver Juan Carlos Flores spotted the baby in the carrier about a mile away from the neighborhood. Knowing something was not right about the situation, he called out for help to the owner of the nearest house, according to WFTV. Consequently, the owner took the baby inside and informed the police.
The homeowner who wished to stay anonymous stated that the carrier was on the ground when he first saw it. He then took the car seat inside and covered the child, Meanwhile, Flores left the house and continued on his route while the homeowner waited for the authorities to arrive.
However, on the way back, he spotted officers heading to find the abandoned child. Flores immediately directed them to the house.
Subsequently, officers arrived at the house about three minutes after Flores left. They later reunited the child and the mother. Speaking of the incident, he stated, "When I saw that baby, I wanted to cry. How could someone have a heart to leave the child on the side of the road?" said Flores to WFTV.
Following the rescue, the residents of the neighborhood thanked Flores for his timely action and kindness.
The authorities informed that surveillance footage obtained from a neighbor named Mirna Garcia showed a man leaving the baby in a car seat on the side of a road.
"It showed the baby getting dropped off, and the baby was there for about 20 minutes, and there were about six vehicles that drove by, and nobody saw," said Mirna Garcia to ABC. She added, "It was also trash day that day, so we wouldn't have realized something was there on the corner."
She continued, "We were a little shocked. Just because we felt like somebody was definitely watching over that baby. And, being a mom, I could only imagine what the mom was going through."
The authorities also confirmed that the baby was abducted during the car theft. "Units in route to a robbery of the vehicle. On the call, she said the child was in the vehicle," said the authorities on police audio from Broadcastify, according to ABC.
Officers also informed that the mother was tracking the iPhone she left in the stolen car to find her baby. The authorities added that the investigation was ongoing.