I'm writing a short (Is 50,000 words considered short?) story for one of my classes. I've actually finished, quote unquote, the whole thing, but I'm having some trouble with the...well, the most important plot point. In short, my main character is a former (sort of) hired mercenary, who is attacked by a woman in an alley who has disguised herself as someone else. This means she's stolen their clothes, and their baby, too. The whole thing is very slap-dash, so my lead knows this wasn't a long con and more of a spur of the moment thing. So tries to contact the phone written on the pram (think "IF LOST CALL THIS NUMBER"), but the guy shoots him down. The problem I'm having if why my lead takes the baby with him and doesn't leave her at a police station or in a dumpster. Any sort of suggestion would be helpful, as my work is due back the 26th (I got an extension) and apart from this, admittedly, very major plot point, I'm finished. Thanks.