CHICAGO (WFLA/CNN) – A woman who brought an infant to a Chicago firehouse in a shopping bag is now facing false report charges.
Karla Antimo admitted to investigators the baby is actually her grandson.
Shortly after her son’s 16-year-old girlfriend gave birth to the child Tuesday, the new mother wrapped her own baby in a towel and left him on a trash can in an alley.
The teen’s 17-year-old boyfriend then went to the scene and put his son inside a bag then called his mother.
Antimo retrieved the baby and brought him to a firehouse, claiming she had found the child.
The baby was taken to the hospital in critical condition — but is expected to be released as soon as this weekend. Both parents are facing attempted murder charges.
Illinois has a safe haven law — which allows anyone to hand an infant less than a month old to authorities with no questions asked and those children go directly to adoption agencies.
Since this baby was abandoned illegally, he will go into the foster care system.