If you see something, say something. That phrase has been instilled in many people’s minds since after 9/11 and because of it attacks have been thwarted, children have been rescued, and so on.
Police in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania are now asking for the public’s help after a newborn baby was found abandoned on Tuesday.
Police officials said that the hours-old newborn baby girl was left abandoned on the 100 block of Englewood Road.
According to reports, the baby was found wrapped in a little white blanket on a porch during Tuesday’s heatwave.
Terrell Phillips was the first one to make the shocking discovery.
“I picked it up and as I picked it up the towel was unraveling and I saw the baby still had the umbilical cord on it,” Phillips told ABC7.
Terrell Phillips found the baby. Here’s what he told me moments ago. @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/Z0AV7g5eRa
— Aaron Baskerville (@ABaskerville10) July 30, 2019
The baby had been left on Phillips neighbor’s porch in the 100 blk Englewood.
“I thought it was some sort of animal or something in there at first but when I saw a little arm I walked over and saw the baby,” Phillips told NBC10.
Phillips called 911 and the police came and picked up the girl. She was taken to Delaware County Hospital and according to the police, the baby is doing fine.
This adorable hours old newborn was left abandoned, alone, in the 100 blk Englewood today.
WE NEED HELP locating the parents to get them the assistance that they need.
Mom, if you’re reading this, call us.
Call us at 610-734-7693 with tips or email [email protected] pic.twitter.com/b0dmXyULT7
— Upper Darby Police (@UDPolice) July 30, 2019
The police have no idea who left the baby there or where she was born. But the search for the child’s mother is now on and she could face charges of reckless endangerment.
“If somebody wants to drop off a child to a hospital or police station, as long as it’s not hurt and less than 28 days, you can do it without any criminality,” said Michael Chitwood, Upper Darby Police Superintendent.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 610-734-7693.
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I’m not going to judge, I don’t know the parents situation . I’m just so happy the baby was found unharmed and will have a chance at a happy life. God bless her .???