Retired officer Patrick Miller was sweeping his yard when he thought he heard what sounded like a baby crying. He stopped and listened. It was a baby crying and the sound was coming from the green dumpster. Dropping the broom, he rushed over and threw open the top to peer inside. The naked infant was inside of a garbage bag.
Patrick called for his wife who ran out to see what the commotion was. She was shocked to see him inside of the dumpster. “What on earth are you doing in there?” she exclaimed.
“There’s a baby in here. Bring a blanket to wrap him in. Then, call 911.”
She raced into the house, got the blanket and when he handed the child to her, she wrapped him snugly. When he climbed out of the dumpster, she handed the child to him then rushed off to phone 911.
As they waited for the police to get there, she, being a nurse, examined the infant. “He’s suffering from hypothermia but once he gets to the hospital, he should be fine. Poor little thing. Who would abandon a baby?”
“You’d be surprised,” Patrick said. “It happens more often than you think.”
This story was inspired by a true story of a baby who was found in a dumpster with his umbilical cord still attached. His mother had left him there and it turned that the man who found him was his biological father. He didn’t even know that his girlfriend was pregnant.
Sources: CTV News