Surveillance footage from Windermere Station in Cleveland, Ohio shows a panicked father chasing down a train after it pulled off with his baby inside.

The footage of the January incident surfaced on Monday. It shows the father entering the train carrying a baby basket. The train is pretty empty aside from one other male sitting near its doors.

The man can be seen placing the baby basket on a chair and sitting beside the child before adjusting his or her blanket.

Next, he stands up and removes his backpack and what appears to be a baby bag, and looks under nearby seats. Then, the father exits the train leaving his baby and his belongings unattended.

According to Daily Mail, when he exits the train, he can be seen asking a bystander for a light and sparking a cigarette.

Suddenly, the clip jumps to the passenger on board knocking on the window appearing to tell the father to come on. They both run over to the train doors, but it’s too late.

The doors shut with the father on the outside of them knocking and the passenger on the inside of them knocking. As the train departs, the father can be seen running after it.

Although the clip ends there, Cleveland 19 reports that the train conductor was informed of what happened and was able to reunite the man and his baby.

Neither the passenger nor the baby were in danger during the occurrence.

According to Cleveland 19, the conductor told police that the father of the child had been threatening her, but those claims proved baseless.

However, she was reportedly “coached” by her supervisor for not following communication protocol during the incident.

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12 Replies to “Dad Puts Baby on Train Before Stepping Outside to Smoke. Video Shows Him Frantic When It Leaves Without Him”

  • Denise Davis 12 months ago

    First I want to thank god that the baby is ok.Now as for the father .WHY…!!!

  • Lynn Manes 12 months ago

    That dad needs to kick his stupid smoking habit. ImIf that didn’t teach him a few lessons, like his baby being abducted and worsecoyld have hapoened to the child, so he should never leave a child unattended, I don’t know what better lesson needs to come out of this. Kudos to the other man on that train who appears to be a decent, helpful person.

    • Jennifer 12 months ago

      I agree about da smoking

  • LB 12 months ago

    Was that cigarette worth it? I hope Child Services does a complete check on him and his family to see if they even deserve to have this child. Obviously, that cigarette came before the responsibility of taking care of his child. He at least should be charged with child endangerment and punished. Wonder how many times this has happened already.

  • Danny Falcon 12 months ago

    Forget about kicking the habit, it’s Dad that needs to be kicked. I’d like to know if Mom ever found out about this

  • Deborah 12 months ago

    Why in the Sam Hell would he leave his baby unattended. The man that was in the train could have kidnapped that child before the train even left! SMH Some kids don’t care who their parents are!

  • Melody Adair 12 months ago

    First of all.. why would you leave your child alone..with a stranger a few feet away..to..go smoke?????? This is child neglect

  • Anonymous 12 months ago

    First of all NEVER leave your child unattended!! I realize their was a woman in the train also but still you don’t just leave your child with a stranger to watch so you can go out and smoke!!

  • Diggy66 12 months ago

    POOR JUDGEMENT!!! Very lucky that the train did not travel a long distance or maybe it could have ended tragicly and never seen the baby again!!!

  • Darren Seabolt 12 months ago

    I bet he stops smoking now. Idiot.

  • Anonymous 12 months ago

    Hopefully this will give him an incentive to stop smoking

  • Anonymous 11 months ago

    Really you leave your child alone ? Child abuse/Negligence/Child Endangerment

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