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Kids Help A Baby They Find In The Street

Reported: Apr. 17, 2014 6:29 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 17, 2014 9:40 PM EDT
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DUNBAR, W.Va. (Chris Williams) -- When a two-year-old is left alone, it's hard to tell what they're going to do.

Police said Joshua Kuhn was supposed to be watching his two-year-old nephew Wednesday night, but, instead, was in his room with his girlfriend. police said told the toddler walked down onto 16th Street in Dunbar, when three boys out walking found him.

"We were walking down the street to go get my stuff, and we see a little boy walking all by himself, and he's hopping around," said Malikai Bethea, 12.

Malikai Bethea and his two friends quickly grabbed the baby out of the street, but weren’t sure what to do after. That's when they started knocking on doors.

"They asked me if I knew him, or where he lived, so we didn't know what to do," Dunbar resident Sharon Tilson said.

They eventually called the police, and were able to find out where the child lived. When officers got to the toddler's home, they said they something just wasn’t right.

"With the strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence, there is a very good likelihood that the reason that the child was outside was because they were probably using the drug," Dunbar Police Chief Jess Bailes said.

The police got permission to search the apartment, and said they found 1/4 pound of marijuana, pills and drug paraphernalia. The child's Uncle Joshua Kuhn was taken into custody. Thankfully, the child is OK, and Bethea and his friends were happy to help out.

"It's just that feeling you get when you help someone out," Bethea said.



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