Florida man charged after runaway toddler is seen on highway

Posted at 2:54 PM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 14:54:27-04

FLOROSA, Fla. — A Florida man has been arrested after a driver spotted a runaway toddler in diapers on a highway near midnight. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says the man had put the 2-year-old child in bed and was checking emails but didn't realize the boy had escaped.

A deputy noticed the garage door and interior door were open. The sheriff's office said Sunday that 43-year old Micah Adkins is facing a child neglect charge.

He said the toddler had also escaped three days ago and the garage door had been left open. The child was found in a nearby car wash.