From: NBC Philadelphia
A neighbor scooped up a shivering 2-year-old who was about to run out in front of a bus in Chester on Wednesday morning.
“She ran over to the child and picked him up and saved him from getting hit,” said Chief Kenneth Coalson of the Chester Township Police.
The little boy wandered right out the front door of his home on West 12th street, about a block or so away, police said.
“When we found him, he had a wet diaper on, he was visibly shaken,” Coalson said.
“He was crying and screaming,” Antoinette, a witness said. “He had on clothes the size of a nine-year old, shoes the size of a nine-year old. . .He was soaking wet.”
Police called medics to make sure the little boy was okay and then turned him over to Child Youth Services.
When officers got to the toddler’s home, they found the front door wide open, Coalson said. They arrested the babysitter, 20, who police believe is the boy’s uncle. He’s charged with endanger to the welfare of children and reckless endangerment of a person.
“He really at the time, really didn’t care,” Chief Coalson said. “He didn’t even ask us where the child was. He thought that the child was out there playing. The door was left open and he [the babysitter] was literally two feet from the door.”
The little boy’s mother was very upset, according to police.
“Right now she’s in contact with Children Youth Services about the child,” Coalson said.
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