Baby Left at Gas Station: Caught on Tape

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 8, 2013 Updated: August 8, 2013

Jasmine Jones and Leonard Martin were arrested in New Orleans after appearing to intentionally abandon their baby in a gas station parking lot on Tuesday. Surveillance footage published by News Breaker shows the two arguing outside a silver/gray car.

Jones takes the car seat out of the car and puts it on the hood. Martin takes the car seat off the hood and carefully places it on the ground, then the two drive away in separate cars. 

Police said the infant was handed over to a relative after a gas station employee found the baby in the parking lot and reported it to police. 

VIDEO: CAUGHT ON TAPE: Parents Leave Baby At Gas Station

In Harris County, Texas, a newborn baby was released from hospital Wednesday and put in the care of foster parents, having been held at the hospital since he was found in a dumpster, reports KHOU 11 News.

Police have not found his parents and ask anyone with information to contact law enforcement at 800-252-5400. The baby was found at Park Center Apartments located in the 12300 block of Beamer. The baby was wrapped in a t-shirt and the umbilical cord was still attached. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.