Good Samaritan Finds Toddler Wandering Alone In Street
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—A woman who found a mid-state toddler wandering alone in a street, wearing only a diaper spoke to NewsChannel5.
Grettel Ash spends much of her day with children. As a daycare provider for the last 10 years, she can sense when a child's in need.
Her skills were put to the test Wednesday afternoon when she was driving out on Stephanie Drive in Clarksville and spotted a toddler alone in the street with nothing on but a diaper.
The toddler was found a block from his home near Clarksville Fire Station Five. That's where Ash took the child. The children's mother,Tabitha Tamayo, said she was asleep when her son somehow got out. She said it was a horrible accident that will not happen again. According to a Clarksville Police report, her roommate was watching the child but had to leave while Tamayo was asleep.
While Tamayo was cited for Contributing to Dependency and Neglect, Ash defends the 27-year old mother.
"She was scared and she was frightened and I really don't believe that it was one of those things that she was trying to do, something just happened," said Ash.
A scary something, put to rest by a Good Samaritan.
"I wouldn't call myself a hero. I am just one of God's servants that God put on this earth to do a job and that's all I want to do," said Ash.
The Department of Children's Services is now investigating.