Jacksonville, Fla.-- The father of a toddler found wandering alone in a parking lot talks to Action News.
Action News has the surveillance video of the toddler wearing just a diaper and t-shirt wandering by himself through a motel parking lot Friday morning. He's only two. The motel owner watched him try to open doors and run around for almost an hour. "I couldn't keep my eyes away from him. I watched and watched until someone came," said owner Daljeet Dev.
Dev was making sure someone didn't take the little boy. He didn't know who was supposed to be watching him. "I had no idea. There are so many kids in the hotel and didn't know where the kid came from," said Dev.
About 30 minutes after the child was first spotted, a woman pulled up. "He ran in front of our car. He tried to open the car door. I said where are his parents. I'm like this kid is running around a parking lot and there was no one to be found," said Tonya Glover.
Glover was just trying to help. "I caught up to him and got his hand. I said where's your mommy and he couldn't tell me. My friend was laying on the horn trying to alert anyone," said Glover.
Police finally showed up and started searching every hotel room to find out where the little guy came from. The boy's father was frustrated about the whole situation. "He's a two year old that climbed out of a hotel door. He opened the lock and got out," said Jackie Fleischer.
Luckily, this time, there was a happy reunion thanks to neighbors who were paying attention. "She was crying. She said I'm so sorry. It's never happened like this in my life," said Dev.
We do know the Department of Children and Families is investigating. The child is back with his parents.