Toddler Turns Out To Be Overnight Burglar

Police called to a Beaumont variety store by a burglar alarm overnight found a toddler inside, playing with the toys.

A police statement says a store surveillance video showed the unidentified boy, thought to be age 2 or 3, tried one of the front doors to a Family Dollar store about 3:00 a.m. Monday, only to find it locked. But the second door was unlocked and the child went inside.

That triggered the silent alarm that brought police to the store.

Police Detective Randy Stevens said the child apparently cross a busy street to reach the store. A canvass of the neighborhood turned up a family member searching for the child at 11 a.m. Monday. Police say The child was released to a parent around noon.

Police are withholding his identity.

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