PASADENA (CBSLA) — A little girl dressed in pajamas and holding a bottle was found overnight in a Pasadena intersection, and police say she will be reunited with her family.
The 3-year-old girl was found standing next to a parked car at about 1:50 a.m. Friday in the intersection of Yolo Street and Wilson Avenue — an area that turned out to be less than 400 yards from her home, which was in the 100 block of North Mar Vista Avenue, according to Pasadena police. The owner of the car called police and waited with her until officers arrived.
The girl had been found barefoot, wearing pajamas, and holding a bottle, and appeared well cared for and healthy, Pasadena police said. She was taken to the station, then later taken into the protective custody of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
Police say her mother called to report her child missing just before 9 a.m. A preliminary investigation has not found any evidence of child endangerment or neglect, and police say the family will be reunited once the Department of Children and Family Services determines it is safe to do so.
The Pasadena Police Department said they were grateful for the good Samaritan who took action after finding the girl in the street so early in the morning.
“Otherwise, the outcome could have been harmful,” police officials said.