CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. — Authorities say they found a 3-year-old in a diaper driving a motorized big wheel alongside a busy Florida highway, reports say.
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Citrus County Sheriff’s officials told local media outlets they were alerted by motorists who feared for the child’s safety. Deputies said several vehicles created a blockade around the boy to keep him from entering traffic. Authorities said the child, clad in a shirt and diaper, was in the toy vehicle’s driver seat when they arrived Wednesday.
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Authorities didn’t release the father’s name. Reports say he told deputies he was in the bathroom when his son used a small chair to unlock a door and left without his knowledge. WFTS Tampa Bay (http://tinyurl.com/z53t6kk) reports the father said he immediately began searching for him.
Authorities didn’t immediately return calls for further information.