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Coral Gables officer finds toddler walking alone in Little Havana street

Police reunite boy with grandmother

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(Coral Gables Police Department)


MIAMI – A toddler was only wearing a diaper when an officer found him wandering along a busy Miami street barefoot on a cold Thursday afternoon. 

Coral Gables Police Department Sgt. Velier Zaccheo was driving along West Flagler Street near Northwest 24th Court  in Miami's Little Havana when a woman pointed to the little boy.

Zaccheo stopped to investigate. A video shared on social media shows that when Zaccheo picked up the boy and held him, the boy leaned his head on the officer's shoulder. 

Officer Kenia Fallat, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department, said Miami officers later learned the boy had snuck out of his grandmother's house. The officers decided no one was at fault.