The mother of a toddler left alone on a stranger’s doorstep says it happened because her friend got the wrong house when dropping off the child.
She branded the incident a ‘very big misunderstanding’ but authorities in Texas say the woman who left two-year-old Royal Prince Simmons alone could face charges of felony child endangerment.
The boy’s mother had asked a friend to drop off the child with his father in Spring because she was in the hospital, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Spencer said.
Spencer says the friend left the boy on the front step on Wednesday night without waiting for anyone to open the door.
Willie Simmons, Royal’s father, actually lives next door to the house his child was left at.
He told authorities he didn’t realize what had happened until a news crew showed him footage from his neighbor’s video doorbell on Thursday morning.
‘What if my neighbor wasn’t there? If my neighbor wasn’t there, my son would have been roaming up and down the street,’ Simmons told ABC News.