Baby found abandoned in cardboard box on pavement as residents hear screams

A newborn baby was found abandoned in a cardboard box on the street after residents heard it scream.

The baby was found wrapped in a plastic bag in a cardboard box on a pavement on April 1 in the Brazilian community of Campos dos Goytacazes.

A resident told police that she heard a child cry at dawn and suspected it was her neighbour’s son.

However, as she left the house to go to church, she was shocked to find the box containing the abandoned baby.

Another resident, Jorge Alves, stopped by at the time. The woman called him and took a video of the scene on his cell phone.

In the clip you can hear him say, “I just left home, I’m on my way to work. The woman called me here. I can’t even begin to believe how cowardly some people in this world are.

“Folks, if you don’t want a child, give it up for adoption. But don’t; that’s cowardly … Thank god the woman saw that. We’re going to take action now.”

The baby was taken to the hospital where medics said he was fine

Police have since tried to find out who left the baby but have been unable to do so because the security camera cables in the area were cut.

The baby was taken to a local hospital by the fire department and is doing fine. No information is currently available on the discharge date.

A court decision on the baby’s new home is awaited. The police are currently investigating the case.

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