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1:17 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Twins Found Abandoned Twins

Shawnee, OK – Call led Shawnee authorities to abandoned twins

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Authorities in Shawnee say a phone call to dispatchers led to the discovery of twins left in a pickup truck outside a fire station.

The twin boy and girl were found about 6:30 a.m. Saturday in the back of the truck owned by fire Lt. Chuck Tade that was parked outside the station.

Tade says dispatchers received a phone call just after 1 a.m. but couldn't understand what the caller was saying. He says it took until about 6 a.m. to determine the caller said two babies were left in a pickup outside a fire station.

A dispatcher who was by then off-duty began driving to city fire stations and found the infants at the second station she checked.

The babies are now in state custody.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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