Currents News Staff
Store owner Joe Imbriale is recalling the moment Hobbs Police asked to review security footage from his store after a baby was believed to have been thrown in it.
“What are what are we looking for here?” Joe asked police. “I turned around, she goes, ‘we’re looking for somebody that dumped a black garbage bag in the dumpster.’ And I said ‘please do not tell me it was a baby,’ and she grabbed my shoulder and said, ‘yes.'”
Joe said this should not have happened.
“There’s other ways to give a baby away, but you don’t dump it,” Joe said while holding back tears. “You just don’t. I’m sorry.”
The security video received from Joe lays out what happened on Jan. 7. You can see on the security video it is 2 p.m. when a white car pulls up to the dumpster and a woman exits the driver side of the car, opens the back passenger door, grabs a black bag and throws it into the dumpster. She then proceeds to leave.
“The girl just drives up like it’s a piece of trash, reaches in the back of a car, dumps it,” Joe says, “and just drives off. No remorse.”
Fast forward to 7:42 p.m. when a group of people appear to be looking through the dumpster when they come across a black bag. You can see a woman pull out a baby and begin walking with it.
Minutes later police arrive at the scene.
“Luckily, we had dumpster divers back there,” Joe said, “and they pulled it out and they didn’t even know what was in the bag.”