2-year-old crosses dark street, walks into store to buy candy alone

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Why a 2-Year-Old Child Left Her House in the Middle of the Night

Imagine a 2-year-old girl crossing the street all alone, in the dead of night. That's exactly what convenience store owner Mohamad Bazzi saw recently.

Bazzi couldn't believe his eyes as the toddler, fully dressed in boots and a winter coat walked into his gas station store fully dressed in boots and a winter coat -- and set two pennies on his counter.

Store owner Mohamad Bazzi couldn't believe his eyes as the toddler, fully dressed in boots and a winter coat, set two pennies down on his counter!

"The little girl, she started walking around. This aisle, this aisle, this aisle - there's nobody there!" he told INSIDE EDITION.

Who is she? Where were her parents? And what was she doing all by herself at 11 p.m.?

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Bazzi immediately locked the doors so the toddler couldn't get out and called 911.

"I told her 'listen, there's a little baby inside the store alone," he said.

Then, he took the child to a safe area in the back of the store. Cops arrived within minutes, at which point the little girl started to cry.

Police took the child into custody and the search was on for her parents. About an hour later, they were brought to the Highland Park Police Station outside Detroit where Chief Kevin Coney let them have it.

"There's a 3-year-old girl walking across the street at night! To a gas station! Fully dressed! And you come here, like, 'So what?'" he told them. It's worth noting that the child is actually only 2.

Now, everyone's marveling over the little girl who had an angel on her shoulder.

"That child is both lucky and very smart," INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent said.

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