SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Police found the parents of a boy who was wandering the streets of Springfield early Wednesday. Police say the boy is 4 years old and was about a half mile from home.
Juan Siordia of Springfield, who was driving on Primrose Street near Glenstone Avenue, saw the boy around 2:30 a.m. and stayed with him until officers arrived.
Police initially turned the boy over to the state Children's Division since they couldn't find the parents. The boy was wearing only a pair of shorts. Police say the boy is not hurt and was in good spirits.
Police say the boy's mother, Jennifer Monteer, who lives in an apartment, woke up around 4:30 a.m. and saw a door was open and the boy was missing. She called police, who reunited the parents with the boy.