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2-year-old boy found wandering streets of downtown Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 2-year-old boy was found roaming a busy Louisville street Saturday.

Janice Briscoe said she was leaving Central High School when she saw the boy about to cross the street by himself.

Briscoe immediately went to the child while also looking for adult supervision, but there was none.

"He had on a little T-shirt, and he had on sweatpants, and he didn't have any shoes, on but he did have on footies," Briscoe said.

After about an hour of walking up and down the street, knocking on several doors, hoping to find a parent or anyone who knew the child, Briscoe got police involved.

"I hesitated, because I thought maybe we could find the parent, but then after the time ... I was thinking what's in the best interest of the child," she said.

Officers arrived a short time later and so did the child's family. According to a metro police citation, the child was left with his grandmother who says she fell asleep. He unlocked the front door and hit the streets.

The grandmother is Kim Young. She was in court on Monday morning after being arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, and she reportedly was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.. The child walked from a home on Quest Drive in City View to Chestnut, a short distance but a long and perhaps dangerous trek for a minor.

It was busy," Briscoe said. "Cars did stop, and they saw him.

"If I had left, he probably would have been hit and maybe even killed, because he was so little that the oncoming traffic wasn't going to be able to see him."

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