Juan Carlos Flores, an Amazon driver in Houston, Texas, rescued a five-month-old baby left alone on the side of the road by a suspected carjacker. He is now hailed a hero.
January 18 seemed to be a regular day for Juan Carlos Flores. However, as he was on his delivery route in Houston, Texas, he saw something quite uncommon: a baby alone on the side of the road in their car seat.
Flores parked his truck and approached the kid. He told ABC News that he felt like crying while getting closer because he couldn't believe that such a young child could be alone on the streets.
Juan Carlos Flores, the Amazon driver who rescued a five-month-old baby in Houston, Texas, on January 25, 2021 | Photo: YouTube/ABC News
The Amazon driver contacted the closest neighbor and asked if that was their baby, but they had no idea about it. Still, the person took care of the kid for a while.
Flores then led the police officers, that were already searching for the child, to the neighbor’s house. From that point on, authorities handled the very unusual situation.
The suspected carjacker leaving the five-month-old baby on the side of the road in Houston, Texas, on January 25, 2021 | Photo: YouTube/ABC News
It was eventually revealed that a man stole an SUV, with the kid inside, from a woman less than a mile away from where the five-month-old infant was found.
A home surveillance video showed the carjacking suspect, who has not been arrested yet (as of January 25), parking the vehicle, leaving the kid on the side of the road, and driving away from the scene.
A nine-year-old boy named Ethan rescued his five-year-old sister Audrey from a carjacking.
The five-month-old baby left alone on the side of the street in Houston, Texas, on January 25, 2021 | Photo: YouTube/ABC News
It is important to point out that the baby spent a little over 20 minutes alone. Before Flores arrived, six other vehicles passed by, probably unaware of the situation.
While it was definitely frightening for everyone involved, the kidnapped baby was reunited with his mother. According to Flores, the rescue was the “best thing” that has happened to him while working.
Juan Carlos Flores approaching the five-month-old baby in Houston, Texas, on January 25, 2021 | Photo: YouTube/ABC News
Flores is not the only person who has helped rescue an infant. In January 2020, a one-hour-old baby girl was dropped at a Safe Haven Baby Box at the Seymour Fire Department in Indiana.
High school student Hunter Wart was hailed a hero because, for a year, he worked hard to raise the $10,000 needed to get the Baby Box installed in his community.
The firefighters, who were alerted of the baby’s arrival within a minute of her drop-off, took care of her for a few minutes. She was later taken to the hospital in an ambulance and was placed in state child services workers' custody.
This year, a nine-year-old boy named Ethan rescued his five-year-old sister Audrey from a carjacking in Moody, Alabama. Here’s the full story.
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