Genesis Haley: Houston baby abducted in car theft, found safe in car seat in brush

Baby taken from gas station

(KPRC/NBC NEWSCHANNEL) An Amber Alert has been canceled after a missing 8-month-old baby was found safe, abandoned in a vacant lot in Houston, Texas.

Authorities say the baby, Genesis Haley, was in her mother's car when it was stolen early Monday morning at a Texaco Gas station in north Houston.

Houston police say at around 1 a.m. Monday the baby's mother left the sleeping baby in her running vehicle to go inside the convenience store. She then saw a suspect get into her vehicle and drive away.

Several hours later Hong Nguyen was jogging when she heard a baby crying in some brush. She then called 911.

"I was very worried. It was scary," she said.

At the time, Nguyen knew nothing about missing Genesis and thought the baby was abandoned, not kidnapped.

Police say Genesis was transported to Texas Children's Hospital for evaluation, found to be in good condition, and was released to her mother.

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