A little girl is home safe thanks to an observant Perry Hall resident, responsive police and curious neighbors.
A Perry Hall resident flagged down a Baltimore County police officer Tuesday after the citizen noticed a 4-year-old walking down the street by herself—at 10:30 p.m.
The little girl was found near the intersection of Cowenton and Rexis avenues. Police noticed the girl was holding a key belonging to a Cadillac Escalade. The officer called for backup to canvas the area.
Multiple police cruisers and one helicopter searched the area for the Escalade.
"With that amount of attention it drew the neighbors outside," Lt. Ron Brooks, of the White Marsh Police Precinct, said.
One of the residents in the neighborhood knew the child and her family, directing police to the 9300 block of Indian Trail Way, about a tenth of a mile away from where she was found.
Police brought her home to a bewildered grandmother who thought the little girl was still asleep in her bed.
"Apparently she got out of bed, put her clothes on and walked outside," Brooks said.
The girl's grandmother was watching her, while the girl's mother was at work.
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