What to Know
- A driver found a baby boy crawling across a busy New Jersey street over the weekend after an older sibling possibly left the door open
- The child was found around 5 p.m. Saturday in Lakewood, authorities say; he was not hurt
- The man who saw him says he thought he was a toy at first, then he saw him move -- and got out of his own vehicle to stop traffic
A baby boy was found crawling across a busy New Jersey street over the weekend after an older brother or sibling possibly left a door open, authorities say.
A passing driver, 41-year-old Cory Cannon of Eatontown, says he saw the 10-month-old boy on Joe Parker Road around 5 p.m. Saturday in Lakewood.
Cannon said he initially thought he was a toy. But when he saw the child moving, he got out of his car to stop traffic.
"I was in complete shock when I saw it," Cannon said. The baby just sat in the middle of the street and looked at him, he added -- so he tried talking to him.
At that same time, a neighbor got the baby and returned the child to his home. It wasn't clear how he ended up on the roadway, but police say the boy's family didn't even know he was gone until the neighbor returned him.
"I don't look at myself as a hero," Cannon said. "I just look at myself as somebody who just did the right thing for a child."
The investigation is ongoing.