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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — A CBS 6 viewer contacted us today to tell us she witnessed a baby walking down the 100 block of West Broad Street, naked, unattended and in high heels on Friday afternoon.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Joyce Smith. “I saw a baby out here completely undressed, completely naked wearing high heeled shoes and at first I thought it was a little girl but it was a little boy.”

Smith said she and others called police about the baby.

“He could have been hit by a car,” said Smith. “Somebody could have picked him up and kept going.”

James Mercante with Richmond Police said the child was seen wandering alone on two separate occasions. He said one happened a little after noon and the next happening after 4 p.m.

“The first time the police found the mother and it seemed to be a misunderstanding of some sort,” said Mercante.

Mercante said CPS was called, but the second time officers found the mother and realized she was suffering from some sort of medical condition.

“The ambulance was called and she was taken for medical treatment,” said Mercante.

Police said the baby is currently being cared for by the father.


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