- Associated Press - Monday, August 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say after a toddler was found wandering a Los Angeles neighborhood, the child’s mother contacted police and said she’d left her daughter with a baby-sitter while she went to work.

Sgt. Ron Fisher says the 3-year-old wearing pajamas was found late Sunday along a street in the Van Nuys area. The girl told police she came out to play while everyone in her home slept.

Officers drove the child around in the hopes that she’d recognize her house, but eventually brought her to a police station.

Officials early Monday said the girl’s mother, who works the night shift, contacted police and said the child apparently walked away unnoticed by her baby-sitter.

The child was turned over to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services while authorities investigate.

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