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A 14-year-old abandoned a newborn at a Jersey City restaurant — claiming she’d just found the little girl, a report says.
Surveillance video, obtained by ABC 7 New York, shows the teen walk into El Patron Wednesday afternoon and hand the baby to a customer.
She then tells a worker she just found the infant girl before running off.
Alease Scott told the outlet she was eating lunch with her boyfriend Walter Cocca when the teen rushed in.
“I said, ‘Do you mind if I check the baby’s vitals,’ she readily handed the baby over to me so my focus went right onto the baby,” Scott said.
Police were called and helped provide medical care to the baby, who still had its umbilical cord attached.
“Once I applied the oxygen mask to the baby, all of a sudden we heard the most beautiful cry and the baby started moving,” Scott added.
Cops later found the teen, who is not facing charges. The baby is expected to be put up for adoption.
“I’m just so happy I was there to help because she just was desperate and didn’t know what to do, she was so young,” Scott said.
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