2 toddlers safe after police find them wandering down Shawnee Mi - KCTV5

2 toddlers safe after police find them wandering down Shawnee Mission Parkway

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OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

Two toddlers are now safe at home after being found wandering down Shawnee Mission Parkway near Santa Fe Drive around 3 a.m. on Thursday.

At that time, the road was covered with thick fog. The two toddlers, a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old, were found after they walked out of their grandparents’ house in the middle of the night. 

Police said the toddlers unlocked the door and walked out by themselves.

The children traveled several blocks from the house where they were spending the night with their grandparents.

Shortly after 6 a.m., police received a report about two missing toddlers.

A police officer found them wandering near Shawnee Mission Parkway and Sante Fe Drive.

According to Officer John Lacy, this isn’t the first time they’ve handled a situation like this.  

“Just last summer, we had a kid who reached up and unlocked the door and he was up on 79th Street wandering around,” he said. “So, we’re urging parents to make sure that they lock their doors and, at the same time, have an additional lock. Leave your screen door as an additional lock. Or even an alarm system where it would chirp if you opened the door.”

The parents were found family was reunited with the two toddlers about five hours after they were found. 

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