A 22-year-old man is accused of dumping his son, age 4, about 3 a.m. along a highway in West Texas, where the boy was left alone for several hours, authorities there say. A passerby eventually saw the boy and got him medical care. He needed to have 500 cactus needles removed, police said.
"I've seen a lot of bad things. This is absolutely a first. I've never seen a 4-year-old angel left on the side of the road for dead. He's such a sweet little boy," he said.