Toddler Found Wandering Alone in Brooklyn

Police arrested two adults; the girl is in the custody of Child Services

By John Noel
|  Monday, Mar 12, 2012  |  Updated 8:25 PM EDT
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The parents of a Brooklyn toddler are facing charges after the 2-year-old was found wandering the streets, by herself, in the middle of the night.  News 4's John Noel reports.

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The parents of a Brooklyn toddler are facing charges after the 2-year-old was found wandering the streets, by herself, in the middle of the night. News 4's John Noel reports.

Police arrested two people Monday after they found a toddler alone on a Brooklyn street corner at about 2 a.m.

Lady Rosales, 30, and Hugo Luna, 27, were taken into custody while police were investigating how the young child managed to wander alone outside overnight.

The 2-year-old girl was found standing on a corner in the Cypress Hill section of Brooklyn, alone in the dark, according to a livery cab driver who called the police.

"She wasn't scared," said the driver, Feliz Baez. "She was laughing the whole time."

When police arrived, they put her in a car and took her to Brookdale Hospital to be checked out. Officers went up and down the block looking for her family.

"They asked me if I knew the little girl," said neighbor Victor Deleon. "I said I don't know."

"Somebody has to be a watching a 2-year-old. There's no way a little girl can be by herself," said another neighbor, Baby Jagmohan. "I don't understand, it makes no sense. She's 2, how does she get down the stairs? How does she open the door?"

Another neighbor came to the defense of the girl's mother. "They're very good people. She takes good care of her daughter. Everywhere she go, she took her with her. I don't know what happened last night."

Police said Rosales told them she went out to get something to eat and she asked Luna to baby-sit while she was gone.

The girl is now in the care of Child Services.

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