2-year-old found wandering in Winter Haven

1:37 PM, Sep 6, 2012   |    comments
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Winter Haven, Florida -- A man is facing charges after a young child was spotted wandering alone in the road early Thursday morning.

A motorist driving in the area of Dundee Road and Buckeye Loop Road in Winter Haven spotted the 2-year-old at about 4:19 a.m. The driver immediately pulled over, took the child to safety and called police.

The toddler was wearing only a soiled diaper and had some bug bites, but did not need medical attention.

A police investigation determined 21-year-old Isaiah McGriff was supposed to be caring for the child at the time. McGriff was located at his home more than a quarter-mile away from where the child was found. He reportedly told police he didn't realize the child was gone.

McGriff was charged with child neglect, and transported to the Polk County Jail.

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