I know many of you saw this story yesterday. If you didn't here is a quick recap. A four year old boy was found wandering the streets of Chattanooga in the middle of the night. He was wearing a little girl's dress and drinking a beer. He was taken to the hospital for alcohol consumption.
This story breaks my heart. The boy is being raised by his 21 year old mother. His father is in jail. The mom told the police the boy runs away so he will be arrested and sent to jail so he can be with his father. His dad I guess drinks beer so the boy copied that behavior. During his wandering he went into the unlocked home of a neighbor and took 5 Christmas presents including the dress and then put that on.
Child investigators visited the mother but told her she would be able to keep custody of her son. This has to be the worst nightmare of a parent. Your toddler wakes up in the middle of the night and just walks right out of the house. The mother said she was embarrassed about the theft, but is grateful that nothing bad happened to the boy. I can't even imagine what was going through her mind when she got the call from a neighbor that her son was at their house.