Pueblo park ranger finds small child running in middle of busy street

The ranger was driving back to the Pueblo Parks and Recreation office around 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, when he saw the little boy running down the street. (Photo: Pueblo Police Dept.)
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A small child is safe with his parents after a city park ranger rescued him from a busy Pueblo street late Friday night.

The ranger was on his way back to the office to wrap up his shift when he saw a naked little boy running down the middle of Goodnight Avenue. He immediately pulled over and scooped up the child, while a passerby stopped and lent a jacket to wrap around the little boy.

The ranger then called police, who began searching the area for anyone missing a young child. While officers looked for the parents, a neighbor found clothes for the boy.

Police eventually found a woman who was familiar with the child and pointed officers to where he lived. Officers brought the boy to the home and reunited him with his family.

The little boy had reportedly slipped out a back door without his parents knowing.

The child's age has not been released.