Police nab Vietnamese mother of baby found by Pokemon player in New Taipei

Vietnamese mother being questioned by police after Pokemon player found her newborn baby stuffed in a box

Taiwan News   
Date: 2019/03/27 
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Nguyen points at box baby was kept in. (New Taipei Police Department photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police tracked down a Vietnamese woman, who had abandoned her newborn baby girl found by a Pokemon player, to the dormitory of the electronics company where she works in New Taipei City, and she now faces charges with Offenses of Abandonment (遺棄罪), reported CNA.

At 12:00 a.m. this morning, a 56-year-old man surnamed Chen (陳) was riding his bicycle and hunting Pokemon in New Taipei City’s Zhonghe District, when he suddenly stumbled upon a cardboard box that was shaking on a sidewalk next to a construction site. Chen initially thought that someone had abandoned a pet, but when he opened it, he discovered that there was a baby inside and called the police immediately.

When police arrived on the scene, they found that the box contained a newborn baby girl and her body temperature was slightly low, as she was only wrapped in a thin layer of clothing inside the cardboard container. Police said that she was only wrapped in a towel and a light jacket, and her umbilical cord had not been removed.

Fortunately, the girl’s vital signs were normal, but due to her low temperature, she was rushed to Shuangho Hospital for treatment. Doctors now say that the baby girl is in good condition.    [FULL  STORY]

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