Deltona, Florida — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage of a search party after a toddler was found wandering the streets alone on Mother’s Day. After talking with the group of locals watching the toddler, the Deputies learned that a 13 years old boy was the first to find the boy and stayed with him until help arrived. “Cause I looked up, cause I was just playing basketball, and I’m pretty sure he came this way and he was coming down the street and I started looking around. I was, like, ‘here’s a random child just standing in the middle of the road.’ And I looked up and no one was around, so he started walking back … I ran after him,” the older boy said.
The deputies took the toddler’s photograph and knocked on doors at houses throughout the neighborhood. Deputies were able to track down mom. They found a house with an open door and spoke with the toddler’s frantic mother, who said she was asleep. She was reunited with her smiling child, and a deputy recommended the mother purchase childproof door locks to avoid a repeat escape.