A Texas woman reportedly dropped her 11-month-old son off at a fire station overnight, claiming she temporarily left him there after a homeless shelter turned them away.
KTRK reported that the unidentified woman left her toddler son at Fire Station 68 at 3 a.m. Upon her return an hour later, she reportedly told police officers that she and her son had been living in a car and that she contacted family in Ohio who may have been able to take them in, but believed her car wouldn’t make the drive.
The mother also told firefighters that she briefly left her son at the fire station as she feared for his safety, according to the news station.
KTRK reported that the woman is not facing criminal charges for the incident. Police reportedly reunited the pair and took them to a local Child Protective Services facility.
For reference, Texas’ Safe Haven or Baby Moses Law allows parents to legally drop off their baby at a designated safe haven, which includes hospitals and fire stations. Under Texas law, babies left at a safe haven must be 60 days or younger and unharmed.
[Featured image: KTRK video screengrab]