Boy, 4, Found Wandering Street Alone in Woodland Hills

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (KTLA) — Police on Monday were questioning the mother of a 4-year-old boy found wandering the street in the middle of the night in Woodland Hills.

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Boy, 4, found wandering the street in Woodland Hills

Police were notified by a neighbor, who apparently heard the child crying outside around 1:55 a.m.

The boy was alone, and was not wearing any pants or shoes, authorities said.

Officers responded and, after speaking with residents, were able to determine where the child lived.

They knocked on the door and informed the boy’s mother that he had somehow gotten out of the house.

The mother, who did not want to be identified, was visibly shaken as she spoke about the ordeal.

“I’m woken up with a horrific nightmare being told that my son isn’t with me,” she said.

“I’m waking up and I’m looking at my bed like, ‘He’s right here. What do you mean he’s not with me?'” she recalled.

The mother admitted that it was not the first time something like this has happened.

There was already an open investigation with the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services, she said.

She insisted that she has taken many precautions, including installing child locks and a home security system.

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5 comments

  • mrstazz

    There is no reason for this !! I raised 3 kids and not once did they get outside in the middle of the night! And did I mention one was a sleep walker. This woman does not need that child back!!!

  • esco

    Buyi n g child proof locks and an alarm system doesn't help unless you use them. Sounds like laziness to me. Hope she gets punished for this one, this could have been way worse due to her failure.

  • Anonymous

    I understand why you all feel the way you do. However, I happen to know the family very well and am a credible witness on my own behalf. She is a good mom to both of her boys. It was an accident. I hope those precious babies do not get separated and thrown into the system. I pray that she is allowed a chance to prove it will not happen again. She is truly devastated.

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