Detroit police reunites toddler with mother

Posted at 5:31 AM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 11:44:55-05

Detroit Police have located the mother of a 3-year-old boy found wandering in the city early this morning.

Police say the toddler walked to the Citgo gas station on McNichols near Conner around 4:30 a.m. and asked the clerk for some candy. The clerk gave the child some candy and called police.  

Officers talked with the boy and then drove him around the area to see if places looked familiar.

The mother then ran to the gas station just before six in the morning looking for him. She had seen police cars and thought that was where he might be.

They have been reunited.

Detroit Police say the mother told them she was in her car talking to a friend, just outside the apartment.  She came back inside and found he was missing.  She started looking for him. She found him just before 6 a.m. at the gas station next door to her apartment.

Detroit Police say the boy was returned to his mother. Child Protective Services will open an investigation to follow up to make sure the child's home is safe.