Obviously the Jeb! system is not working in south Florida.<br><br>Teen finds baby lying in lawn chair near Fort Lauderdale<br><br> By Daniella Aird <br> Staff Writer <br> Posted August 5 2003 <br> <br> <br><br> A newborn boy was found abandoned Monday in a lawn chair in front of a home near Fort Lauderdale, officials said.<br> <br> Deidre Jones, 15, found the baby, about 2 weeks old, swaddled in a blanket and lying quietly in a plastic chair in front of her home in the 3400 block of Northwest 17th Court about 11:30 a.m.<br><br>In the blazing midmorning sun, the baby was wearing a diaper, a T-shirt, newborn booties and a knit cap. Part of the umbilical cord was still attached.<br> <br> Deputies think the baby was left unattended for about an hour.<br> <br> "I saw movement on the seat, and I thought it was an animal," Jones said. "Then I saw it was a baby. He didn't make any noise. He was just moving his head around."<br> <br> Jones ran inside her house and told her grandmother, Estella Nelson, who called 911 and went next door to get help from neighbors. Broward County Fire-Rescue workers arrived about noon.<br> <br> Meanwhile, Nelson's neighbor, Charlotte Jackson, went to another neighbor's house for diapers and a bottle.<br> <br> "His eyes were open; he was adorable," said Jackson, 37, a mother of four who changed and fed the infant. "He was a little dehydrated from being out in the sun for so long."<br> <br> The baby was taken to Broward General Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.<br> <br> Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Liz Calzadilla said the Department of Children & Families would take custody of the infant, as is standard procedure.<br> <br> "Luckily, they found the child quickly, and he wasn't harmed," Calzadilla said. "But this is not a designated, safe place for the child."<br> <br> A state law passed in 2000 allows a mother to leave her infant at a hospital or fire-rescue station as long as the baby is 3 days old or younger.<br> <br> The mother can remain anonymous and won't be prosecuted.<br> <br> "The people who did this must have been in a very bad predicament," Jones said. "But I'm glad they chose our house instead of putting [the baby] in a garbage can. How can somebody leave something so precious on a chair?"<br> <br> Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the baby's parents is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.<br> <br> A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information that could lead detectives to the child's parents.<br> <br><br>[color:green]People have died in their hundreds because the greed of a minority is accepted in the U.S.A.</font color=green>
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