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Three-Year-Old Melton Toddler Reunited With Mother After 2am Great Escape

The toddler's distressed mother raced to the police station to collect him.

20/06/2017 11:21 AM AEST | Updated 20/06/2017 11:22 AM AEST
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The mother of the three-year-old (left) rushed to Melton Police Station to collect the young fugitive, who Inspector Kathryn Rudkins (right) said was in "a good condition" following his 2am wanderings.

An adventurous three-year-old has been reunited with his mother after a late-night escapade which saw him wandering the streets of Melbourne wearing nothing but his blue pajamas early on Tuesday morning.

Police believe the toddler managed to find his parents' keys, unlock the front door of his house and let himself out onto the streets of western Melbourne.

The boy was found by a local resident wandering down Morris Street in the outer Melbourne suburb of Melton at 2am, barefoot and wearing nothing but pajamas.

The resident took him to the Melton Police Station, but he was unable to tell police his name or his parents' names and police put out a call for help in locating his parents.

His "distraught" mother woke at around 6am to find the boy missing from his bed and rushed to the police station to collect him, Melton Inspector Kathryn Rudkins told the Today Show.

"I saw them when I arrived at the police station this morning and she was holding him very tightly," Inspector Rudkins said.

"He was in a good condition, considering the temperatures overnight."

Melbourne temperatures dipped to a chilly five degrees overnight, according to Bureau of Meteorology figures.

It's not clear how long the boy was wandering the streets before he was brought to the police station.


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