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Has your toddler ever tried to just walk out the door alone?

Posted by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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3-Year-Old Mysteriously Appears in Random Stranger's Home 

Posted by Adriana Velez on July 12, 2012 

dagan pooleWe're always relieved when a "missing toddler" story ends happily with the child found alive and well. This story ends that way -- but with a wacky twist. Three-year-old Dagan Poole went missing one afternoon. There was a search, and by 3:00 p.m. that same day, little Dagan was found inside a neighbor's duplex -- along with some tampered bottles of alcohol, a board game that had been out of reach, and some candy. The neighbor, Yvette O'Day, had been away at work the whole time.

What the what? How did this happen?

Nobody knows. Dagan's mother Zena was sleeping in after working late. Dagan woke her up around 11:30 a.m. and then headed right out the front door. As they do.

Okay, did you catch all of that? Because it's kind of loopy. Dagan woke up his mama just before noon and then wandered off. There was a search and he was found at Yvette's home later that afternoon. But Yvette had nothing to do with it -- she was at work all this time. And if you ask Dagan, he just says "yes" to everything. Because he's 3.

Anyway, there's a school across from Yvette's home so maybe a kid found Dagan wandering around and decided to try a little pro bono babysitting. Who knows? Of course, it also looks like they helped themselves to some wine and schnapps. It's like a wacky, teenaged version of Goldilocks.

At least Dagan is safe. It doesn't look like he was harmed or even remotely traumatized. We may never know what really happened -- but I sure hope Zena starts locking her door.

Has your toddler ever tried to just walk out the door alone?

by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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signingmama2915
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM
My little guy walked out the door looking for.me when i took out the trash, but i saw him before he got too far.
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SisterPeach
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM

yes, but they've never made it...


KenzieQsMommy
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM
She has not. I keep my doors locked at all times and she has yet to figure out how to open it.
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momofsixangels
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

 My kids didnt when they were younger.That would be so scary as a Mom!

gmadiane
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

once when my son was 3 and daughter was 2 I went to the bathroom and when I came back my daughter was gone, my son had put her outside, thank god she was still just standing there on the porch, I immediatly put in high locks

acrogodess
by on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Olivia walked out of the supermarket at 2 while her brother 4 watched her walk out as I paid for the groceries frustratedNo one at all stopped her from walking out the store and she ran about 2 blocks in a busy Bronx neighborhood as I carried AJ in a football hold running up the block. People told me "She's so cute." and I cursed and threw a fit. If I see a baby walking down the freakin' street alone, I'd stop it!!

SisterPeach
by on Jul. 14, 2012 at 2:33 AM

I would have stopped her.

Quoting acrogodess:

Olivia walked out of the supermarket at 2 while her brother 4 watched her walk out as I paid for the groceries frustratedNo one at all stopped her from walking out the store and she ran about 2 blocks in a busy Bronx neighborhood as I carried AJ in a football hold running up the block. People told me "She's so cute." and I cursed and threw a fit. If I see a baby walking down the freakin' street alone, I'd stop it!!


Nicky2911
by on Jul. 14, 2012 at 2:36 AM

If my kid sees an open door she tries to run to it and shut it... no matter which side she is on... *sigh* I really hope she grows out of it

Nicky2911
by on Jul. 14, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Wow no joke... I was working at a busy retail store and, when I saw a little girl that appeared to be alone, I excused myself from the customer that tried to come to my register (I was craning my neck to keep my eyes on her while I quickly finished the one I was helping) and walked over to her. I asked her where her mommy was and she pointed almost to the other end of the store, where her mommy waved and smiled. Once I escorted her to her mommy, the mommy simply told me that she wanders and that she doesn't worry as long as she can see her. Looking back now that I have a dd of my own that woman is a lot more relaxed than I could ever be... Thankfully I was not the only cashier on that side of the store that day and the customers were understanding anyway.

Quoting SisterPeach:

I would have stopped her.

Quoting acrogodess:

Olivia walked out of the supermarket at 2 while her brother 4 watched her walk out as I paid for the groceries frustratedNo one at all stopped her from walking out the store and she ran about 2 blocks in a busy Bronx neighborhood as I carried AJ in a football hold running up the block. People told me "She's so cute." and I cursed and threw a fit. If I see a baby walking down the freakin' street alone, I'd stop it!!



StephanAndCoral
by Stephanie on Jul. 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM

I would have stopped her also! how scary.

Quoting SisterPeach:

I would have stopped her.

Quoting acrogodess:

Olivia walked out of the supermarket at 2 while her brother 4 watched her walk out as I paid for the groceries frustratedNo one at all stopped her from walking out the store and she ran about 2 blocks in a busy Bronx neighborhood as I carried AJ in a football hold running up the block. People told me "She's so cute." and I cursed and threw a fit. If I see a baby walking down the freakin' street alone, I'd stop it!!



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