Keairra Woods faces charges of juvenile offenses in Texas
The woman who was captured in a video throwing the child of a friend at the door of a stranger, has pronounced herself to blame the child's mother.
Keairra Woods faces child-felony charges of extinction after leaving Royal Prince Simmons, two years old, in front of a house in Spring, Texas, on Wednesday night and fleeing.
Now, Woods blames the boy's mother for giving him bad addresses, calling herself an "innocent bystander" in the incident that outraged the nation after police threw the ringing video.
& # 39; At the end of the day, everyone tried to blame me, but it was really the mother's fault. "I'm just an innocent bystander," he said in an interview on Friday with ABC 13.
A friend of his mother left Toddler Royal Simmons (pictured) at the door of a stranger, authorities say
Woods explained that he had offered to leave the young Royal while the girl's mother waited at a convenience store, due to a restraining order against the mother by the girl's girlfriend.
& # 39; Followed the GPS. Mind you, I'm still on the phone with her, so when I get home, I say: "Well, I just got home." She said: It's okay, get out of the car, bring your bag and go to the door & # 39; & # 39; said Woods in the interview.
-So I ring the bell, the lady walks towards the door. That's when I ran out. And the only reason I ran was because it was cold outside and I was not wearing a sweater, as you can see in the video, Woods continued.
"I feel devastated because I love children, I'll make myself look bad," Woods said.
The incident occurred around 8:20 pm on Wednesday, when the day's low temperature was 56 degrees.
Police released the video in an attempt to identify Woods and locate Royal's guardians. As it turned out, Woods had left the boy in the house next to the father's house, although the father was not at home at the time.
Royal's mother (pictured) said the incident was a big misunderstanding on Thursday
The investigators said that the father had received a text message from the mother saying he would leave the boy on Wednesday afternoon, but when that did not happen, the father believed that the mother's plans had changed and they had left for the night.
Willie Simmons, Royal's father, told authorities he had not realized what had happened until a news team showed him footage of his neighbor's ringing video on Thursday morning.
& # 39; What if my neighbor was not there? "If my neighbor were not there, my son would have been roaming the street," Simmons told ABC News previously.
– That was very irresponsible. And I feel that the lady who left my son needs to be held accountable.
Woods was seen in the video that approached the house on Legends Ridge Drive around 8:20 pm.
The residential street where the child was abandoned is full of large family homes with pools in the yard and several nearby schools. It is not clear if he lives there with his father.
The woman dragged the child along the access road with her phone and her backpack in her other hand.
She had the child in one hand, dragging him along the path, and had a monkey-shaped backpack in the other.
The video shows that he approaches the door quickly and drops the child and his belongings.
Then he knocked on the doorbell, knocked on the door and ran off, leaving the boy standing in front of the door.
He jumped into the white car where it was filmed when he arrived and left.
When the owner of the house answered, the little boy was staring at her with his belongings at his side.
The woman took him inside and called the police, who reviewed the images on his surveillance camera.
Then he rang the bell, knocked on the door and ran back to his car.
Subsequently, the child was placed in protective custody, but after several hours, suggestions from the public identified him.
Now it is not clear if he remains in police custody or if he has met with his father.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office did not respond to DailyMail.com inquiries on Thursday morning.
The street where the child was left is filled with large family homes with an average value of $ 275,000.
There are parks, tennis courts and nearby schools, and many of the houses have large patios with their own pools.