The mom of the 2-year-old boy that was abandoned at a thrift store earlier this week has since come out with some shocking claims…
Which is especially a problem here in the United States.
And to make things even more tragic, these children are in foster care due to no fault of their own.
But often, children are removed from abusive or neglectful family homes for their own safety and wellbeing – which is sadly becoming a common occurrence.
But something that can be even more traumatic?
Because believe it or not, so many children get completely abandoned and left alone by their parents or guardians.
And it has left many parents absolutely sickened and shocked.
Southaven Police Department took to social media, writing:
“On December 14, 2020, at approximately 9:40 AM, a child was abandoned at the Goodwill drop off location at 57 Stateline Road East in Southaven.”
“The suspect, a light-skinned Black male wearing black jogging pants and a black cowboy hat, dropped the child off with a plastic bag containing a change of clothes and a note. The suspect then left the scene on foot,” the police department wrote.
“Responding officers but were unable to locate the suspect. The male child is approximately 2 years old and is unable to give his name or the names of his parents or relatives.”
The police department then added, “Nearby surveillance video captured images of both a male and female associated with this incident and the vehicle they were driving when the child was abandoned. If you recognize either person or the vehicle they are driving, please contact SPD.”
They have been working with the FBI offices in both Mississippi and Tennessee along with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, and it has been announced that a suspect related to this case was taken into custody in Memphis at approximately 15:30 hours yesterday.
And said that “he is well, and being taken care of.”
“He will be reunited with family when CPS determines this is proper,” the department explained.
Antoinette Smith, known on Facebook as Mohawk Dime was tracked down by Memphis activist Barbara Buress, who called the woman on her Facebook Live.
She went on to say the man said they could leave the boy with his sister while they’re away.
“If I knew that I said I wouldn’t have left my baby like that. Ain’t no way I would have left my baby. That’s all I got with mem” said Dime.
“He was like, ‘You better get out there and sell some ***’ and all that type of stuff. I told him, ‘I’m not doing nothing.'”
And that Child Protective Services would not allow her to take him. Although, from her most recent Facebook post, it appears the boy is back with her.
For more like this, read on to learn about the 9-year-old boy who made a touching video after being in foster care for 6 years…