2-Year-Old Found Alone On Street at M...

2-Year-Old Found Alone On Street at Midnight

There are 68 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Feb 21, 2008, titled 2-Year-Old Found Alone On Street at Midnight. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

In Greenville County, A 2-year-old boy was found wandering alone in the street at around 12:30 in the morning.

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nunnya

AOL

#1 Feb 21, 2008
UMM DO THE PARENTS KNOW HOW TO LOCK THEIR DOOR? THANK GOD HE DIDNT GET RAN OVER OR KIDNAPPED OR KILLED BY SOME CRAZY NUT.

“Soft Touch Hard Cover”

Since: Dec 07

Jersey

#2 Feb 21, 2008
nunnya wrote:
UMM DO THE PARENTS KNOW HOW TO LOCK THEIR DOOR? THANK GOD HE DIDNT GET RAN OVER OR KIDNAPPED OR KILLED BY SOME CRAZY NUT.
UMM CAN YOU TYPE SO WE CAN READ WITHOUT A HEADACHE? HUH? THANKS!

Deadbolts with the key is the best type of locks when children are in the home. Just make sure you know where your keys are.

“SUNDANCE ”

Since: Nov 07

CAPITAL CREW 1%er

#3 Feb 21, 2008
JerseyPrincess wrote:
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UMM CAN YOU TYPE SO WE CAN READ WITHOUT A HEADACHE? HUH? THANKS!
Deadbolts with the key is the best type of locks when children are in the home. Just make sure you know where your keys are.
I use electronic door locks...the kids know the code in case I forget...

“possum slayer”

Since: Feb 08

live in the woods

#4 Feb 21, 2008
short of putting me in chains, there was no keeping me in. I slipped out as soon as I was walking
miss south carolina

United States

#5 Feb 21, 2008
maybe he was job hunting at a early age
nunnya

AOL

#6 Feb 21, 2008
UMM CAN U KISS MY ***...IF READING CAPITAL WORDS GIVES YOU A HEADACHE THEN I DONT KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU...I TYPE HOW I FEEL LIKE TYPING..
JerseyPrincess wrote:
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UMM CAN YOU TYPE SO WE CAN READ WITHOUT A HEADACHE? HUH? THANKS!
Deadbolts with the key is the best type of locks when children are in the home. Just make sure you know where your keys are.
Peacemaker

United States

#7 Feb 21, 2008
Didn't this identical situation happen in Columbia and a little boy was killed by the neighbor. Sad. Very Sad.

“Lets take America Back!”

Since: Apr 07

America, U,S,A.

#8 Feb 21, 2008
nunnya wrote:
UMM DO THE PARENTS KNOW HOW TO LOCK THEIR DOOR? THANK GOD HE DIDNT GET RAN OVER OR KIDNAPPED OR KILLED BY SOME CRAZY NUT.
lol. Well, if you were home there was one less crazy person on the streets.
Nai

Milford, MI

#9 Feb 21, 2008
Thank goodness, he didn't get killed.

“Raising a stink”

Since: Jun 07

Little River, SC

#10 Feb 21, 2008
simple man forever wrote:
short of putting me in chains, there was no keeping me in. I slipped out as soon as I was walking
My mom swears I was a master escape artist and that there wasn't a door lock that could keep me in. Thank God we lived in a tiny little community surrounded by friends and relatives, so they'd always spot me and bring me home safely. I hope these parents made a trip to Home Depot for some chain locks or something. Our house looked like a fortress when my son was younger. My parents had a swimming pool and my mother was always terrified that he'd get out of the house and fall into the pool. They removed the locks when they remodeled but then put them back up when my little nephew came along because he likes to escape too.

“Raising a stink”

Since: Jun 07

Little River, SC

#11 Feb 21, 2008
Jack Black wrote:
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lol. Well, if you were home there was one less crazy person on the streets.
You are not right!
NAI

Milford, MI

#12 Feb 22, 2008
Jack Black wrote:
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lol. Well, if you were home there was one less crazy person on the streets.
You going to hell with gasoline drawers on for that comment.
Star

Lexington, SC

#13 Feb 22, 2008
We put a hard to turn dead bolt in and my son got out anyway so we put a chain lock very high on the door and the baby got the broom and slid the chain over which I never thought he would have thought of. I then busted his fanny like he had never had before and he NEVER did it again. People are so afraid to spank their children now days but I would rather see a red fanny then my child hurt or lost or worse.
Chen

Greenville, SC

#14 Feb 22, 2008
Maybe that adventure served as his busted fanny. Doesn't take long for a child to wander off. Maybe duct tape em to the bed...oops that's another forum...
Columbia Mother

Columbia, SC

#16 Feb 22, 2008
I hope law enforcement doesn't get carried away with this and try to take the child away from the parents. By the time he was two, my son could unlock anything. I kept my house like a fortress but one time I got up, found he was gone, ran outside and found him playing in the snow in his pajamas with a neighborhood dog. Another time, my doorbell rang at about 6:30 on a Saturday morning. I opened the door to find a complete stranger holding my son's hand. "Is this your child?" he asked. He had seen my son riding his tricycle down the middle of Forest Drive, about a mile from my house. I couldn't believe my son could tell him how to get home - he was less than three years old.

“Snowman, you got your ears on?”

Since: May 07

"Eastbound & Down"

#17 Feb 22, 2008
miss south carolina wrote:
maybe he was job hunting at a early age
At Midnight? I think your name should be "Miss Teen South Carolina." You could have come up with something better than that.
Go Figure

Columbia, SC

#18 Feb 22, 2008
I cant imagine waking up in the middle of the night finding my son missing. Thank God this child was found alive. Children are smarter than we think they are. Even at an young age.

“I hate Fish...”

Since: Aug 07

Columbia, SC

#19 Feb 22, 2008
Columbia Mother wrote:
I hope law enforcement doesn't get carried away with this and try to take the child away from the parents. By the time he was two, my son could unlock anything. I kept my house like a fortress but one time I got up, found he was gone, ran outside and found him playing in the snow in his pajamas with a neighborhood dog. Another time, my doorbell rang at about 6:30 on a Saturday morning. I opened the door to find a complete stranger holding my son's hand. "Is this your child?" he asked. He had seen my son riding his tricycle down the middle of Forest Drive, about a mile from my house. I couldn't believe my son could tell him how to get home - he was less than three years old.
Children will try and escape and find clever ways to do it :) What happened to your child sounds kind of funny, but I'm sure you were terrified at the time. I know one time I was Baby sitting my 4 year old sister (I was 14) and she was quietly taking a nap in her room so I went in the other room to watch TV. I checked on her a while later and she was missing. I looked all over the house and around the yard and couldn't find her. I almost freaked out but decied to see if she walked down the road a bit. I walked a bit down a road and saw my sister with a neighborhood mother my sister had decided she was going to go to a friends house that was 8 blocks away...My son isn't walking yet, but I'm sure I'm going to have my hands full.
Jen

Columbia, SC

#20 Feb 22, 2008
What a scary situation! There are all sorts of dangers for a toddler running around in the middle of the night. I hope the parents never let this happen again.
A NOTE 2 U

Clinton, SC

#21 Feb 22, 2008
I HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD, AND SINCE SHE STARTED WALKING I ENSURED THAT MY CHILD COULDNT GET INTO THE WRONG THINGS AND ESPECIALLY OPEN THE EXIT DOORS IN MY HOME. YOU KNOW ANY MOTHER SHOULD KNOW TO PUT A SWING LOCK, CHAIN, OR A BOLT LOCK, SOMETHING UP HIGH WHERE THE CHILD CANT GET TO IT. AND EVEN AFTER THAT, HOW ABOUT A SECURITY SYSTEM, OR IF THAT IS NOT AN OPTION THE LITTLE STORE BRANCH STICK ON ALARMS THAT YOU CAN BY FROM BARGIAN STORES. THIS SHOULD NOT GO OVERLOOKED. THIS MOM IS OBVIOUSLY NOT READY TO HANDLE A TWO YEAR OLD. MISTAKES DO HAPPEN BUT THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A FATAL MISTAKE AND THAT NEEDS TO TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. STOP LETTING THESE PARENTS GET AWAY WITH THINGS THAT CAN AFFECT AND SOMETIMES DO AFFECT THE CHILDREN.

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