Tod­dler found roam­ing city in mid­dle of night

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A tod­dler who walked out of her fam­ily’s Toronto home in the mid­dle of the night has been re­united with her par­ents af­ter spend­ing a few hours watch­ing car­toons at a po­lice sta­tion. Po­lice said the three-year-old girl got dressed, put on her rain boots, un­locked the door and walked to a nearby gro­cery store while her par­ents slept Monday morn­ing. “Thank­fully, this was a happy end­ing,” said Toronto po­lice Const. Craig Bris­ter. Po­lice re­ceived a call from staff at a Sobeys gro­cery store in down­town Toronto around 2:30 a.m. Monday and spot­ted the child wan­der­ing around the park­ing lot, Bris­ter said. He said they brought the girl to a nearby po­lice sta­tion where she watched car­toons and ate a snack. Po­lice then can­vassed the neigh­bour­hood look­ing for her care­tak­ers, but didn’t find them, he said. Her par­ents woke up a few hours later and re­al­ized their daugh­ter was miss­ing and im­me­di­ately re­ported her miss­ing, Bris­ter said.

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