2-Year-Old Escapes From Day Care, Walks Half-Mile Home Alone


A 2-year-old who walked out the door of a nursery school in Runcorn, England on Wednesday managed to find her way half a mile home completely on her own.

The parents of Louise Hilton, are none too impressed with Windmill Hill Nursery, where police say “workmen left a door open” that allowed the toddler to escape, the BBC reported.

“The security and staff at the nursery are a total shambles,” her mother, Samantha Hilton, said, according to the Mirror. “[Louise] is quite bright and we think she’s spotted a door that was left open and she could get out.”

It took the toddler about thirty minutes to walk the half-mile between the nursery and her home, the Metro reported. Her parents saw her knocking on the door at about 1 p.m.

“It is frightening to think what might of happened had the wrong person seen her,” her father, John Hilton told the Mirror. “There is a canal 50 yards from the house and she always tries to jump in and feed the ducks when we go past but she cannot swim.”

He added that the school has not apologized. A spokesman for Windmill Hill told the Mirror, “I have no comment to make.”