Teenager steals baby during fight and dumps her in recycling binBy Mason White 11:19 AM January 5, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A teenager is behind bars for kidnapping a baby from her mother and dumping the girl in a recycling bin.
The 17-year-old boy has been charged with several crimes after the 22-month-old girl was found inside the recycling bin in Canada.
Winnipeg Police said that the suspect was at a house party on Pritchard Avenue, when a fight broke out between the homeowner and a neighbor who was invited to the party.
Neighbor Robert Keno was chased away from the home. He managed to escape the fight and ran to his home, which is close by.
While the mother of the child was distracted by the fight, the suspect, who was not identified, took the 22-month-old girl and ran out of the house.
The 17-year-old boy, who is the uncle of the baby, ran from the home with the child who was not dressed properly.
He then allegedly fell and landed on top of the child, causing serious injuries. Police said that rather than returning to the home, the teen dumped the girl in the recycling bin, where she was trapped for about 15 minutes while the wind chill fell below zero.
Keno, who was earlier chased from the home, heard the baby crying in the recycling bin. He ran over and found the girl wearing almost no clothes and was trapped in the recycling bin.
The baby’s mother said she did not know why the 17-year-old suspect took her daughter out of her home, but said that the boy had been drinking heavily at the time of the incident.
The baby was taken to the hospital, and is in the care of child and family services. The mother hopes to regain custody of her daughter soon.
The mother also apologized to Keno for kicking him out of the party and thanked him for saving her daughter’s life.