Car thief ditches baby

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:14pm

Infant found in vacant lot after thief steals mother's car. Amanda Perez reports.

(KPRC) An Amber Alert has been canceled after a missing 8-month-old baby was found safe, abandoned in a vacant lot in Houston, Texas.

Authorities say the baby, Genesis Haley, was in her mother's car when it was stolen early Monday morning at a Texaco Gas station in north Houston.

Houston police say at around 1 a.m. Monday the baby's mother left the sleeping baby in her running vehicle to go inside the convenience store. She then saw a suspect get into her vehicle and drive away.

Several hours later Hong Nguyen was jogging when she heard a baby crying in some brush. She then called 911.

"I was very worried. It was scary," she said.

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