The Department of Human Services responded to a child walking alone on the streets Saturday morning.
Columbus police responded to a call about a 4-year-old child walking alone at the 1100 block of Second Ave. N. at around 10:35 a.m.
According to a press release, a good Samaritan found the child and “took her into a residence for safekeeping.”
“Someone in the area, and I don’t want to give any identifiers concerning the good Samaritan because her mom might be angry,” McQueen said.
A DHS representative arrived and took physical custody of the child.
According to the release, the mother of the child contacted 911 at around 11:55 a.m. in search of her child.
“According to the mother, the child had been left with a babysitter,” the release states.
According to weatherforyou.com, the estimated temperature at 9:50 a.m. was 54 degrees, and the estimated temperature at 10:50 a.m. was 57 degrees.
Police are still investigating the incident.