Police: Mother Could Face Charges After Leaving Baby At Fire Station

Posted at 4:59 AM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 04:59:54-04

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE 3)– Police in Warren County are searching for the mother of a baby left in a box outside a volunteer fire station.

It happened early Saturday morning at the Gott Volunteer Fire Station in Bowling Green

Police say a man was on his way to work when he stopped to get a drink from the vending machine outside the station. That’s when he spotted the newborn. 

The man took the baby boy to a nearby gas station, where police were called.

A cashier says that man saved the baby’s life.

"God works in mysterious ways," said Jessica Barber. "He led him to that baby. That man was the baby’s guardian angel. If it weren’t for him, who knows if the baby would have made it or not."

The Kentucky Safe Infants Act allows parents to leave infants less than 30 days old at a staffed, police or fire station, hospital or a place of worship without the fear of being criminally prosecuted.

But that station was unmanned at the time, so criminal charges could be pending.