Kingston – On January 6, 2018 at approximately 4:30 a.m. the complainant returned home from work to a west end apartment building. Upon exiting his vehicle the complainant could hear a young child crying. The complainant looked around and found a 3-year-old child pushing against a car door. At this time there was an extreme cold warning with temperature outside at -25 degrees Celsius and a wind chill of -38 degrees. The child was in bare feet and pajamas. The complainant brought the child inside and called police.
Officers located the child’s apartment and investigated. It was determined the child who is autistic, had woken up on his own and was able to unlock the door and exit the apartment without waking his parents.
Paramedics responded and took the child to hospital as a precautionary measure.
Police found no evidence of suspicious activity related to this incident. The complaint is credited with potentially saving the child’s life.