Cop scoops up toddler trotting on busy highway

Dashcam video shows Illinois cop rescue toddler running in traffic on busy motorway

A Naperville, Illinois, police officer is receiving viral attention after his department released jarring dashcam footage showing him stopping his patrol auto on a busy highway last month to rescue a toddler running on the side of the highway.

The child "escaped his mother's watchful eye" and left his home, according to the Naperville Police Department's Facebook page. Last month, Mannino's dash cam captured a shocking sight showing a toddler running all by himself in the right lane of a busy highway.

CBS 2, a Chicago television station, spoke with the officer.

Mannino, who was on patrol, stopped his police vehicle to block a lane of traffic, ran after the child and scooped him up, telling him "you're OK". Sergeant Mannino was awarded the department's Life Saving Award last week. Police say he lived nearby and he was quickly reunited with his mother. He responded quickly, parking his squad auto to block traffic and pulling the little boy to safety.

"I initially thought it was a dog at-large about to run into the street", Mannino said.

Once Mannino stops his vehicle, he runs after the boy, shouting "come here".



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