4-year-old girl leaves home, rides transit bus in search of 3 a.m. snack
PHILADELPHIA -- A 4-year-old Philadelphia girl has been returned safely to her parents after slipping out of her house at 3 a.m. and getting on a transit bus in search of a snack.
Bus driver Harlan Jenifer said the girl swung her legs as she chanted, "All I want is a slushie," a reference to a frozen drink.
Surveillance video showed the preschooler sitting on the bus early Friday, chatting to other passengers. Jenifer stopped the bus and called police.
The police took the girl to a hospital, where she was reunited with her mother.
The girl's father, Timothy Ridgeway, says, "Thank God for the bus driver stopping."
Authorities say the girl's family didn't know she woke up and unlocked the back door before starting her trek during a downpour early Friday.
Officials don't plans on filing charges.