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Woman hands off baby to homeless couple in downtown LA

A baby boy was left with a homeless couple in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.

February 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A mother is facing charges after leaving her crying baby boy with a homeless couple in downtown Los Angeles.

Police said a woman carrying the child ran up to a couple living in a tent and said someone was chasing her. She then handed the baby to the couple and ran off.

The couple called 911, and police eventually tracked the woman down.

Abandonment charges are pending. The Department of Children and Family Services is caring for the boy.