When one California construction worker saw a clean, healthy baby sitting in the back seat of a car, he had no reason to think the baby was in danger. But his instincts, on the other hand, told him something was very wrong.
When Colin Blevin arrived at work at around 7 a.m. on Monday morning, he noticed a car was blocking the entranceway to the construction site. While asking the driver to move, Colin spotted a baby in a car seat. “He moved the car and I pulled in,” Blevin said. “The back door was cracked open and I saw a baby.
Blevin had no idea that earlier that morning, a car with a 1-year-old had been stolen about 90 miles away while the baby’s father ran inside to grab his lunch. “I didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t know initially the baby was in danger and there was an AMBER Alert,” Blevin said.
Even though everything appeared pretty normal, Blevin’s instincts told him something was wrong. “My spider sense is going off…Something’s not right here,” Blevin said. After parking his car, a local woman walked over and confirmed his suspicions. “The lady tells me quietly, ‘Help me save this baby.’ She said, ‘You have to save this baby. The guy tried to give it to me.’ I looked into the car and there is this beautiful chunky baby looking at me. The baby [was] calm, clean, with a bottle on his chest. I thought, ‘What is going on here?’”
Blevin confronted the man, 44-year-old Raymond Randy Gutierrez, and asked whose baby was in the car. “He said a lady gave him the car and left the baby in the car,” Blevin said. “And right away I thought that makes no sense. The baby was well taken care of and this guy was dirty, skinny and jittery. I thought, ‘There is no way the baby belongs to this man. There is no way this man should be in charge of a baby.’”
Blevin grabbed the baby from the car and Gutierrez ran away when he called 911. Police caught Gutierrez later that day and were able to reunite the baby with his parents. “Everyone is saying what could have happened, and that is what scared me,” Blevin says. “I have been very emotional since it happened. When the cop said, ‘This is the AMBER Alert baby,’ I thought, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I was able to help a little kid and his family and that is a life highlight right there.”
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[Featured image: Laura Pizano]