A smart Colorado toddler was able to find his way back to his parents by knocking on a stranger’s door on a freezing cold night after his dad’s car was hijacked while he was in the back seat.
Three-year-old Roilati Pettiford showed up at the Colorado Springs home of Traci Gilbert, 53, around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The boy, wearing nighttime diapers and a thin jacket, was covered in snow and carried a plastic bag that held a container of soy milk, a Sippy cup, two diapers, wipes and pajama bottoms.
Gilbert said she didn’t see anything when she looked through her peephole when her doorbell rang. “I opened the door, and a little tiny boy was standing there and he said, ‘Help me, it’s cold,'” she said.
The boy had managed to climb up 14 slippery, slush-covered steps on an icy, sleety night in pitch darkness, with temperatures in the 30s.
The boy’s father, Anthony Pettiford, said they were in his car returning from a family event when he stopped to purchase gum at a convenience store, leaving his keys in the ignition momentarily. Pettiford said he ran into some friends and was talking with them when a carjacker jumped into his vehicle and took off with his son still in the back seat.
“I started running after him. And he hit that gas so fast I couldn’t catch him,” Pettiford said.”
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