An Amazon delivery driver, Juan Carlos Flores, had a shocking experience when he stumbled upon a baby carrier on the side of the road while on his route.
He couldn’t believe what he was seeing and questioned whether it was real or not.
This event was out of the ordinary for him, as a typical day for a delivery driver usually consists of hitting designated routes and delivering packages.
Flores, while checking to ensure everything was okay, discovered an abandoned baby in a carrier. “When I saw that baby, I wanted to cry,” said Flores.
He immediately went to the neighboring houses to inquire if the child belonged to them, but they denied any knowledge of the baby. “How could someone have a heart to leave the child on the side of the road?” Flores said
Recognizing the gravity of the situation, Flores contacted the police and provided them with the location of the house where the baby had been temporarily taken in. Luckily, a doorbell camera in the vicinity captured footage of the incident.
The video depicts a man stopping his vehicle, stepping out for a moment, and leaving a carriage by the side of the road. At first glance, the scene may appear peculiar, but the context behind it soon becomes clear. The man had stolen the car without realizing that a baby was inside.
Previously, a woman had contacted emergency services to report her car as stolen. An audio recording of her call reveals this information. “Units in route to a robbery of the vehicle. On the call, she said the child was in the vehicle,” authorities said on police audio from Broadcastify.
It was a terrifying moment for the mother when her car was stolen while her baby was still inside. The perpetrator, realizing what he had done, quickly dumped the child on the side of the road.
Fortunately, Flores was in the right place at the right time and came across the abandoned baby on the side of the road.
In a video captured by security cameras, Flores can be seen finding the baby who was there for about 20 minutes.
“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,” Garcia said. “It was also trash day that day, so we wouldn’t have realized something was there on the corner.”
Flores, who had no idea he would be a central figure in a rescue story that day, quickly took action to ensure the safety of the child.
The police were able to quickly connect the baby to the mother and reunite the two. Though the car has yet to be found, the safety of the child is of the utmost importance and the mother can rest easy knowing her child is safe.
The heroic efforts of Flores can be seen in the video below. It’s clear that he was in the right place at the right time to save the day.