Jogger Finds Missing Baby in Bushes
Infant had been carjacked at gas station
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 24, 2014 6:24 AM CDT
A screen shot of the baby from Click2Houston.com video.   (Click2Houston.com video)

(Newser) – An 8-month-old baby had been missing for hours when a jogger—who happened to be visiting Houston from Vietnam—found her in the bushes, car seat and all. "I thought the baby was abandoned," Hong Nguyen tells NBC News. She called police, who'd already issued an Amber Alert for the child. They were quickly on the scene; one father on the force swaddled the baby in his uniform to calm her down, he tells KHOU. Officers took baby Genesis Haley to the hospital "as a precaution." Now Genesis is back with her mother.

It all started when the mother went to get gas. She left the baby in the car while she headed in to pay, and it took just seconds, police say, for someone to steal the vehicle, with Genesis inside. Officers quickly found the abandoned car, but the baby wasn't in it. Fortunately, Nguyen distinctly heard "human sounds, not animal sounds" coming from the brush. Finding the infant, she says, was just doing "my duty as a human being."

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PJfromNJ
Jun 24, 2014 12:42 PM CDT
The mother was foolish to leave her baby in a running car. I can't imagine what she was thinking. I'm sure she will be receiving visits from child services (at least I hope so). All the same, hiding the baby in the bushes could have been fatal. When they catch who did this, the punishment should be severe.
normal
Jun 24, 2014 12:29 PM CDT
The mom is stupid - not only for leaving her child in a running car but also for naming her child Genesis.
baldpirate
Jun 24, 2014 9:36 AM CDT
Missing Baby in Bushes What's the big deal here? This is where my mom and dad said babies came from!?!?