Alabama police are trying to find out who left a baby in a bag along a busy intersection.
The boy was discovered Tuesday morning in a green sack by a man checking his mailbox in Bessemer, Ala., MyFOXAL.com reports.
Sgt. Darren Hunter said the boy is between two weeks and a month old and is now in the custody of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.
Powell Dabbs told MyFOXAL.com that he heard a grunt coming from what he thought was a bag of trash near a fire hydrant.
The baby boy was wearing a hat and covered in a blanket, and a bottle and pacifier were also in the bag.
Bessemer Fire Battalion Chief Kenny Ray said the infant was in good condition with good vital signs and was wearing a diaper when found.
Local police have no leads as to who left the child by the side of the road.
"At Christmastime, you’re thinking about ways to provide and offer the best you can for our children," Bessemer Police Chief Nathaniel Rutledge Jr. told MyFOXAL.com. "And then here’s someone who perhaps cares not or certainly didn’t think it through."
Area hospitals are checking records to see if the infant was born at their locations and Bessemer police are asking anyone with information to call them at (205) 425-2411.
“I’m still flabbergasted by the whole thing," Dabbs told MyFOXAL.com. "I’ve lived in the South all my life, and I always thought this stuff happened up North. Not down here.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.