Received Friday, July 16, 2010
I was recently in Montclair, New Jersey on North Mountain Road near Berkley Road on Monday late morning, June 14th. As my husband and I were passing by on North Mountain Road we noticed a toddler alone on the sidewalk. We turned the car around and stopped by the toddler. She was a little blond girl who appeared to not have a command of speech. I got out of the car and asked her where her Mommy was and was leading her on the sidewalk to try to find her. After a few minutes a young slim woman whose hair was a dirty blond and was kept in a ponytail came out of a house. She had a foreign accent and did not seem at all concerned. I told my daughter in law about this incident and she is going to try to find the child's parents. We think this young woman was a babysitter and are concerned that this child could have easily been hit by a car on the busy North Mountain Road. The child was alone for at least 5 to 8 minutes.