Rock Hill boy, 2, found alone in diaper

jzou@heraldonline.comOctober 14, 2013 

— Police located the parents of a 2-year old boy city workers found roaming the streets in Rock Hill on Monday morning.

The child was found, walking alone, by trash collectors near South Jones Avenue and Rockwood Drive.

Rock Hill Police Executive Officer Mark Bollinger said he was “proud” of the judgment shown by the workers who found the child.

“They called for help right away and tried to check with some of the neighbors,” Bollinger said.

The York County Department of Public Safety and Communications issued a telephone message to residents in the nearby area and police fanned out to conduct door-to-door searches to find information about the parents or the child.

Authorities say the boy’s grandmother saw his picture and called officers.

The parents were located a few hours after police sent out the notice about the child. A babysitter thought the toddler had roamed into another part of the house and didn’t realize he was missing.

The officer handling the case did not think there was evidence to charge the babysitter, Bollinger said, but a detective will investigate further.

The officer thought the toddler was a little too “rambunctious” and had somehow managed to sneak out of the house. The boy was unhurt when he was found.

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