Newborn found in Houston alley

HOUSTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A newborn has been placed in temporary state custody after a video-game store employee found her laying in an alley at a west Houston shopping center.

Chris Patten, a 19-year-old employee at Cyberium gaming center, was taking out the trash Sunday afternoon when he spotted the infant on a blanket.


He thought it was a doll at first, but when he moved closer the baby began to move her arms, the Houston Chronicle reported. Patten went inside to get his boss, who called for help.

The infant was taken to Columbia West Houston Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition.

Child Protective Services said the infant was only about one or two hours old when she was left in the alley.

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