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Missing todder left in car, driven off by stranger Found

UPDATE:   Lazarius has been found safe, Mobile police said. The child was found at a house in the 2400 block of Highland Drive in Toulminville, Officer Christopher Levy said.

Previous story: Authorities in Mobile, Alabama are searching for a missing toddler.

Early reports state that a baby sitter left the toddler in the car while she went to a block party at the Roger Williams Housing Complex and then gave Charletta Hunt the keys to the car so she could borrow it.

The babysitter, who has not been identified said Charletta drove off with little two-year-old Lazarius Jones in the car around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. 

“The baby was asleep in the car and she allowed the lady to take the car while the baby was also in the car,” Officer Christopher Levy said. 

The babysitter said she let her take the car because she said she was going to be right back.

Also, the call came in to the police dept at 8:00 a.m. Monday morning and there is no explanation as to why 12 hours passed before anyone called.

Lazarius has black hair, brown eyes and was wearing a plaid button down shirt and blue pants. 

Charletta Hunt is driving a 1993 Green Toyota Camry with license plate number 3B38P17, like the one pictures.

If you have any information place call the Mobile Police Dept. at 251-208-7211.

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