A 2-year-old girl was found wandering alone alongside Pimlico Parkway Monday night, and a family member was later issued a citation for endangering the welfare of a minor.
Christy Combs said she was sitting outside her home watching her daughter play when the little girl, who she had never seen before, came walking down the sidewalk eating corn on the cob.
Combs said she kept watching for an adult, but when no one came she picked up the little girl, and she and a neighbor called police. They waited outside the neighbor's home, near the intersection with Waterford Park.
Police were called at 8:56 p.m. At 10 p.m., the girl's family contacted police, saying they could not find the child, said Lt. Eddie Hart. Hart said the family said they had been looking for her for about 10 minutes.
Hart said the child is part of a large family living near where the girl was found. He said her mother was gone at the time, and another adult family member was supposed to be watching her but had "just lost track."
Hart said that family member was issued the citation. He did not have the woman's name.
At about 9:30 p.m., the child had been taken to a police station, and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services was contacted.
The girl was returned to her family.