Toddler in diapers escapes from sleeping mother into streets—cops find him in front of liquor store Toddler in diapers escapes from sleeping mother into streets—cops find him in front of liquor store
In a video taken of two cops escorting a diaper-clad toddler home, we see the little boy swinging and jumping, while holding hands with... Toddler in diapers escapes from sleeping mother into streets—cops find him in front of liquor store

In a video taken of two cops escorting a diaper-clad toddler home, we see the little boy swinging and jumping, while holding hands with the two policemen. He probably had no idea that he’d gotten lost, but thanks to these officers, the little boy made it back home safe.

In the early morning, a person in his car spotted a 2-year-old toddler walking alone in front of a liquor store in Normal Heights, San Diego. The man pulled over and called the police, then waited with the boy until they arrived on the scene.

The officers spent 30 minutes walking along several streets in search of the boy’s home, but without success. By that point, they were just about ready to send the boy to a children’s center until the family could be located.

The mother had fallen asleep when the boy had taken off. She had woken up to find that he had disappeared, and anxiously, in tears, she called 9-1-1 to report her missing child. And that was how the police were able to send the adventurous boy home safe.

Although this story has a happy ending, some internet users blamed the mom for being careless.

One person wrote a comment on ABC’s Facebook page: “Another stupid parent not locking their doors, this could have had a tragic turn-out, go to the $.99 store by a freaking chain and put it on your door where he cannot reach it.”

Another person commented: “When can we please start charging these irresponsible parents with negligence instead of always trying to brush things like this off as ‘accidents’ or ‘hey, stuff will just happen’ incidents?

“These types of things do not have to happen! Parents need to use common sense to safeguard the safety and well-being of their children.”

Not everyone blamed the mom, however, as some were able to relate to the realities of raising a young child.

One netizen said: “At 2 years old I escaped because I got a chair and climbed it to unlock the chain lock that I wasn’t able to reach otherwise. Little ones are smart, they watch adults and learn. Thank goodness he’s home safe.”

Someone else added: “Kids are kids they do the craziest things you wouldn’t imagine them even doing don’t be so quick to judge.

“My 1 yr old grabs things to stack and climb he’s been doing that since he was 7 months so. Sometimes even putting a chain on the door won’t work my sons a smart baby he can open anything and figure his way thru a lot.

“Doesn’t mean the parents did anything wrong kids are so smart and find their ways.”

Watch the video below:

Obinna Onyia

  • Tab

    2017-09-28 #1 Author

    Thanks goodness that baby is alright!

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    • Nicole

      2017-11-09 #2 Author

      HAhahaha Im glad the baby is okay!!!

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  • MeeMee Perkins

    2017-09-28 #3 Author

    I don’t completely Blame the mother but there is some negligence on her behalf . she should have made sure the doors were locked before attempting to fall asleep.

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  • Yasmine Brown

    2017-09-28 #4 Author

    Wow…..this can be looked at in so many different ways.

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  • Elmo Cosby

    2017-09-28 #5 Author

    Oh my goodness I’m just happy the baby is safe. We as mother’s sometimes do doze off because children have bursts of energy that we don’t.I pray for the mother and hopefully this doesn’t happen again

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  • Crystal

    2017-09-29 #6 Author

    When my Dad was young he lived in China, he walked out of his mother’s house when he was about 3 years old and her friend found him in a bar.

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  • Denesha

    2017-09-29 #7 Author

    I hope this is an eye opener for this mother to make sure the child is sleep before she is and to make sure every door in the house is locked being aware always is the most important thing as a parent.

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  • Bre Patterson

    2017-09-29 #8 Author

    As a big sister to 8 younger children knowing my sister’s sleep walk, i get this worry every night.

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  • Kara

    2017-09-29 #9 Author

    Thank God that child is okay. People shouldn’t be so harsh. Kids will be kids. They do things that you wouldn’t think they knew how to do. Accidents happen you can’t be in your child’s face 25/8. They have to learn independence on their own.

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  • Kabreun

    2017-09-29 #10 Author

    He must’ve been there before with someone

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  • Tiffaney

    2017-09-29 #11 Author

    This is crazy 😔 anything could have happened to that baby. The mother needs to be more careful with her child

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  • Natyzia

    2017-09-30 #12 Author

    Thank goodness for the happy ending, but mom should definitely step it up and watch her baby more carefully.. we all know this could’ve ended up being a different story.

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  • Rose Ann Herrera Zulueta

    2017-09-30 #13 Author

    The mother should be aware to her kids especially if they are young ones.. She should check first her baby then all the important things in their house so the baby will always be in safe..

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  • Teshawn

    2017-09-30 #14 Author

    Gotta pay more attention to these kids…We losing focus on our future

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  • Nia

    2017-09-30 #15 Author

    This is outrageous people need to be more mindful of their kids! If you are not going to take of them then do not have them!

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  • Marra

    2017-10-01 #16 Author

    This is crazy 😔 anything could have happened to that baby. The mother needs to be more careful with her child

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  • Brandy Bennett

    2017-10-01 #17 Author

    Smh ! Glad the child was okay.

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  • Keyera

    2017-10-02 #18 Author

    Thank God that the baby was found safe.! ❤️

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