Child found wandering alone in Norfolk after caretaker fell asleep

Posted at 8:36 AM, Aug 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-19 17:14:46-04

Norfolk, Va. - A six-lane road full of speeding cars is no place for a toddler all alone, because with one misstep:

“She'd be a dead little girl, she'd be a dead little girl,” says Fred Issac, who lives off Chesapeake Boulevard in Norfolk.

Issac was on his front porch Monday afternoon, when he spotted the little girl walking with a t-shirt, shoes, and jeans put on backwards.

“We were thinking the little girl put her own clothes on, because the button was in the back on her little blue jeans,” said Issac. “She was standing in the street up here on the corner. I said, ‘Little midget, someone is going to run over you!’”

Issac didn't know whose child it was, so he and another Good Samaritan called police.

“She acted like she knew what she doing. I said, ‘You are too young to be out here,’” said Issac.

When officers arrived, they tried to question the 2-year-old girl.

“We asked her where she lived at, and she just kept pointing that way, so they went that way, knocking on doors, trying to find where the baby came from,” said Issac.

Officers eventually knocked on the right door, and found out the little girl's caretaker had fallen asleep.

After their investigation, officers chose not to file criminal charges.

Issac says this should be a lesson to all parents out there.

“Children do get out, you have to watch them closely,” said Issac. “Thank the lord everything turned out alright.”