A Texas couple discovered an injured and abandoned baby girl in a shed outside their Livingston home Saturday morning.
“I went and opened the door, and the baby was looking up at me,” homeowner John McClain said.
“I turned around and told my wife, ‘Call 911. There’s a baby in there.’ She was like, ‘Huh?’ She said, ‘What are you talking about?’” McClain added. “I told her, ‘Call 911.’”
The baby girl’s father had left her in the shed before stealing a neighbor’s car.
“I’m a mom, you know, and how could someone just leave a baby?” McClain’s wife Katharine said.
It was a strange chain of events that led up to the baby being discovered.
At 3:30 a.m. Union Pacific Railroad called the police in Lincoln, Texas reporting that a train had possibly struck someone on the tracks. No one was ever found but, police found a pair of pants, a mobile phone, and boots.
Four hours later, a caller reported that his car had been stolen from his home by a thief who was not wearing pants.
The McClains called the police after hearing a loud noise. Surveillance footage shows the same suspect trying to break into their son’s trucks before stealing their neighbor’s car. Later that morning at 9:30 a.m., the baby girl was discovered in the shed.
The father, 43-year-old, Jason Guynes, has been charged with felony injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, felony child endangerment/abandonment, and felony vehicle theft, according to Livingston Police Department.
He is being held on a combined bond of over $2000,000.
The 8 month old baby girl is in the hospital recovering from a broken leg.