A Good Samaritan rescued a newborn baby after he had been left in a dumpster outside an apartment building in Stockton, California, police said.
Troy Cooper and John Pedebone, the apartment manager, found the baby wrapped in plastic around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, when temperatures were already soaring toward a record-tying 105 degrees.
“Instinct as a dad, I just need to try to do anything that I could to try help out the baby,” Pedebone told Fox 40.
The men called police, who found the newborn alive and took him to a local hospital. He has been taken into custody by Child Protective Services.