Okaloosa Toddler Found in Roadway

Okaloosa Toddler Found in Roadway

BAY COUNTY, Fl - A babysitter says she fell asleep when a three year old in her care wandered out onto a busy parkway in Okaloosa County.

30-YEAR OLD Shanita James said when she awoke to find the toddler missing, she tried to reach the baby's mother, but couldn't. James said she assumed the woman had picked her child up and James went back to sleep.

A motorist told authorities she was forced to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting the child who had run out into the roadway.

Deputies located the child's mother. The babysitter is charged with child neglect without great bodily harm.


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