BELL (CBSLA.com) — A toddler was reunited with his family after he was found wandering the streets of Bell early Tuesday morning.
Bell police received a call from a resident around 3 a.m. regarding a toddler that was wandering the 6700 block of Chanslor Avenue.
The boy, Daniel, was found wearing shorts and sandals and carrying his blanket.
Police canvassed the neighborhood, but were initially unable to find his parents and took the boy to the Bell Police Station.
Family members tell CBS2 they first noticed that Daniel was missing around 5 a.m. The boy, along with his mother and grandmother, was visiting from Mexico.
They say he unlocked two doors in the family’s home and wandered out of the house on Chanslor.
“A girl from the other house said the police came and took the baby,” Moises Rodriguez, the child’s uncle, said.
Daniel was reunited with his family just after 6 a.m.
Rodriguez says he plans to install a new child-proof lock immediately.