CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 3-year-old boy was found alone in the median strip of a busy Chesterfield County road on Wednesday afternoon, but thanks to a Good Samaritan, the child was not harmed.
It happened on Purdue Springs Drive. The child was staying with family at the Town Suites – less than 100-yards from Jefferson Davis Highway.
Police say a 19-year-old was taking care of the boy, but just after 1 p.m., the child managed to get out of the room when the teen fell asleep.
The 3-year-old made it out of the building and halfway across Purdue Springs Drive when he was spotted in the median wearing his Spider-Man Halloween costume.
The woman that found the boy brought him to a nearby police station.
“This is a great ending. It could’ve been so tragic and I thank God that I was in the right place at the right time to save him,” said Tosheika Goode.
The woman who found the boy says his parents couldn’t thank her enough for bringing him back to them. Police have notified child protective services. The investigation is ongoing, but no one’s been charged at this point.