Baby found wandering in Lexington neighborhood

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -

A one-year-old boy is safe and sound but not before being found alone in a Lexington neighborhood on Monday.

Lexington Police were called to Aurora Avenue in around 10 o'clock in the morning. Police say the toddler got out of his home on Aurora without any family members noticing. Caryn Huber a neighbor was walking by with her own child and discovered the baby. Police say the child was found five houses down from his home and that the toddler walked across the street at the intersection of Memory Lane and Aurora Avenue.

Huber called police after walking up and down the street looking for the child's parents. Lexington firefighters checked out the baby on scene and say he was unharmed.

Some family members showed up about thirty minutes later. It's unknown how long the baby was outside. Neighbors are relieved nothing happened to him.

"I'm extremely nervous. Because A so many things could have happened. The parent could be hurt. The child could have a disability and not know what's going on. That happens a lot. So our initial reaction is to find the parents. I'm glad I found him because I feel like he's safe with me," says Huber.

Those who know the baby's parents say what happened today does not reflect their parenting.

"They're good people. It's an honest mistake. Things happen," says Donovan Yeager, a family friend.

Lexington police do not plan to press any charges. However, police say that the Cabinet for Family Services will likely be investigating the case.


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