Two Year Old Girl Found Wandering With No Pants On West Richland Thursday
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - A two-year-old was found wandering alone in West Richland Thursday.
Police said the little girl was not wearing pants or shoes and said it was about thirty degrees when neighbors heard her screaming in a nearby field.
It happened just after 11 in the morning near 38th and Butte Court in West Richland.
Police said the girl's 19-year-old mother fell asleep and the little girl some how got out of the house and opened the fence in the yard.
West Richland Police Chief Layne Erdman said it happens more than you might think. He said parents need to take precautions to make sure their child is not put into danger.
Erdman said, "You have vehicle traffic, dog traffic, people out and about. Obviously the potential for kidnapping is huge out there and so that's what you have out there with kids wandering the streets."
Police said the two year old was able to communicate her mother's name, which is how they found the girl's mom.
Authorities say there are all sorts of items on the market that prevent things like this from happening. You can buy gates, safety locks, and alarms.