By: Earnest Jones | 08-22-2017 | News
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3-Year-Old Toddler Found Wandering on the Street in Rush Hour Traffic

A toddler was found near the intersection of Ancient Oak Road and Lower Roswell Road as he wandered the congested Marietta street during rush hour traffic on Monday morning.

The toddler was about a block away from his home on Cross Gate Drive. The family members said the little boy is only 3-years old, and that this is not the first time he has wandered off.

The boy was found by four concerned parents they all said that they're grateful they found him when they did. Jeanne Cordrum revealed that she found the little boy walking alone.

Surprisingly, Lamberson also revealed that the boy was walking down the ledge holding his ears. Corcrum, Lamberson and two other drivers were alarmed by what they saw and pulled over. They said a strong stench of urine filled the air.

"I said, 'Are you okay?'," said Gavin Johnson. "'You lost? Where are your parents?'"

"He said Daddy was asleep and he had no mommy," said Cordrum."

After they asked the boy where he lived, he kept pointing back, toward a house on Cross Gate Drive, about a half-mile from where the toddler was first spotted.

Theresa Portwood, the 3-year-old's distraught grandmother eventually spoke of the incident. She said her grandson and his two siblings were just taken by the Department of Family and Children Services. Portwood revealed that his son, who is the boy's father, works hard for his kids, and he thought the little boy was with her.

The boy is said to have wandered off last Thursday. "He instantly wanted to come with me. He grabbed onto me and held onto me and said 'I want to go with you,'" Cordrum said. "And I think 40-45 minutes is when the dad showed up. So, if he truly escaped within 10 minutes, someone would be looking for that child."

"His dad definitely seems worried, as any parent would be, but it definitely didn't seem like the right situation for the child," Johnson said. "Anybody could've stopped and grabbed the kid and you never know who's out there nowadays." The grandmother says she's going to fight to get her grandkids out of DFCS custody.


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