Thursday morning, a disturbing video was released by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office of Texas. The video showed a home security system capturing footage of a woman abandoning a toddler on a front porch.
The woman can be seen carrying the child by one arm from her car parked on the street. In the video, she is seen running up to the door with the child, putting him down on the porch and ringing the doorbell repeatedly.
To many people’s horror, the woman does not wait until the door is answered before running back to her car and speeding off.
Luckily, the 2-year-old, who has since been identified as Royal Prince Simmons was unharmed.
The woman from the footage was originally believed to be Royal’s mother. However it has since been learned that she is a friend of the toddler’s mother.
Royal’s biological father lives next door to the home where his son was abandoned.
Royal’s mother has custody and was supposed to drop the child off with his biological father on Wednesday afternoon. But she ended up in the hospital.
It seems the friend was enlisted to drop the child off. But she clearly had the wrong house and did not bother to be sure Royal was safely with his father before leaving.
ABC News Steve Osunsami reported on Thursday that the woman was charged with felony child abandonment.
Osunsami also stated:
“Both parents are furious.”
People are appalled and disgusted by the woman’s behavior.
— Steven Michaels (@s_michaels05) October 19, 2018
If that friend would have waited to make sure his father was home, she would have realized she was at the wrong house. ?RT @YahooNews: Doorbell camera captures heartbreaking moment toddler is abandoned outside stranger's home https://t.co/RjfmoiRmVn pic.twitter.com/TZoIIpRFOE
— Marlene Meraz (@Marlene_MerazLA) October 19, 2018
Bitch runs up to door while holding toddler hanging in air by his hand, rings the door bell & knocks. Before anyone answers, she runs back to her vehicle and drives away, leaving the little boy behind. ?
These kind of people must be physically removed.https://t.co/42WP5JCfRs
— Pale_Primate (@PALE_Primate) October 19, 2018
This is absolutely disgusting!!! https://t.co/fsjZbKMcef
— shawn canada (@shawn_grosjean) October 18, 2018
— Veronica (@vevecurl) October 19, 2018
What the f-ck is wrong with us? I don't understand the lack of compassion for innocence. Someone make me understand.https://t.co/qtcDCqUolF
— Killmonger (@pblcnmy) October 19, 2018
No heart. An animal takes care of their own. This Animal should be arrested.
— Yolanda Rodriguez (@YRS1992) October 19, 2018
that woman should definitely face felony charges. You don't abandon a toddler at any time , anywhere . She needs jail time. The parents of that child are also questionable
— liz stewart (@lizstewart7) October 19, 2018
The baby could literally follow her, and something could happen even worst than that.?dragging the baby like that is too much already. Wrong door and she left him all alone?! I feel bad, it’s really sad.
— ShEiNe (@mcshei1) October 18, 2018
My heart ?
— Sundial Dreams (@Tinabell05) October 18, 2018
Watch ABC News report, including the security footage, below.