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Good Samaritans call cops after 2-year-old is seen running along highway in Goose Creek

Goose Creek police car. File/Provided

A 2-year-old boy was safely returned to his Goose Creek home after good Samaritans noticed him running along U.S. Hwy 52 in pajamas and no shoes in the pouring rain.

The Goose Creek Police Department said that they were dispatched around 2 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a welfare check on the runaway child near Woodland Lakes.

When deputies arrived, four vehicles had stopped to help the boy.

"The juvenile appeared to be in pajamas and did not have any shoes on," the police report states.

According to the police report, additional officers were dispatched and were flagged down nearby by an adult male, Jason Plumey, who said he was looking for his nephew.

Officers escorted him to the child's location.

A female adult, Janice Mashburn, soon arrived on scene and said she was the primary caregiver. Both adults said they were unaware the boy had gotten out of the house.

Plumey said the child's parents had left for work and he thought the boy was watching television.

Officers then spoke with the boy.

"I asked him where he was going, which stated that he was out looking for mommy and wanted to find her," the police report states.

There were no arrests and no further investigation.

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