Authorities say Eden Baltazar was barefoot, walking alone in the middle of Bellwood Lane off busy Ranchester Drive, around 4:30 a.m. when a good Samaritan named Felipe found him.
Felipe happened to drive up and see Eden in the middle of the road. He parked his car, rushed out to help and called police.
"I asked him, 'Where's your mom? Where's your father? Tell me.' He just said, 'Mom,'" said Felipe. He said the baby was also crying.
When officers arrived, they let Eden play with the sirens in their patrol vehicles as they waited for family to come forward.
Eden's mother came forward to claim her son around 7 a.m. She says she was asleep when her son left their nearby apartment.
A family member says they had just changed the apartment locks on Wednesday but installed the new lock upside-down.
Eden's father thought he locked the door as he left for work, but didn't.
Family member tells #abc13, they changed the apt locks yesterday at 8pm. They installed it wrong. So, when Dad left for work early this morn, he thought he locked door, but didn’t. Scary. #abc13 https://t.co/G1UDOhKJO8 pic.twitter.com/7dZ5IdQSKc— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) August 1, 2019
Eden and his mother have been reunited.
Child Protective Services says they'll visit the family's apartment sometime in the next 24 hours. The CPS investigation is separate from police.
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