A 20-year-old woman was arrested Thursday for suspicion of child endangerment after her two-year-old son was found wandering the streets barefoot and alone in Lynwood.
The boy was spotted around 2:30 p.m. near Imperial Highway and Elm Street by a tow truck driver who flagged down a passing deputy, according to a news release from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
The tow truck driver said he found a small child wandering in the middle of the street.
The deputy took custody of the boy, and with the assistance of other deputies, searched the area for the parents or guardians. They were unable to find anybody, and there had been no reports of a missing child, the release stated.
The child was taken to St. Francis Hospital to be checked out and was described as healthy and in good spirits, according to Sgt. Marcelo Quintero.
Three hours after the boy was found family members called the station, the release stated.
Deputies spoke with boy’s mother, Asia Ramsey, and grandmother to try to determine how he came to be out by himself on such a busy street, Quintero said.
Ramsey was later arrested and booked at the Century Regional Detention Facility.
The Department of Children’s Services is involved in the investigation.