Marysville mom: Good Samaritan aids son after he wanders from daycare
MARYSVILLE, Wash. -- A Marysville mother is thankful for the Good Samaritan who stepped in to save her two-year-old son after he wandered away from his daycare.
It took the daycare several days to notify Brittaney Landry about what happened, she said. What makes her so upset is she didn’t get the whole story until she read about it on social media, Landry added.
At two-and-a-half years old, Landry's son Eoin has always been more curious than most, she said.
"His nickname is Little Houdini," Landry said. "Like that’s what we’ve called him since he was 9 months old."
But there was no magic in his latest trick when he managed to slip out of a child-size door at his daycare the night of April 4th while a couple of employees were inside, she said.
A couple of minutes passed before Eoin was found, Landry said.
Landry claims the daycare failed to tell her the whole story when they notified her about what happened 3 days later.
"They told me that he had managed to make it to the concrete blocks and that," Landry said. "And I’m thinking to myself like ‘Oh, well at least he didn’t get to the street.'"
Landry said she later learned through social media that Eoin was looking over the curb along a popular road nearby when a woman driving through the area saw him, stopped her car, and rushed over to bring him to safety until employees reached them.
She’s thankful her son wasn’t hurt.
"Mostly I just want to stress the fact of how grateful I am that there are good people still left in the world," she said. "Luckily for us, that person happened to be driving by at the time and saved my son’s life.
Landry said she doesn't hate Kids 'N Us Early Learning School or its employees for what happened, but she thinks the situation was handled poorly.
Eoin no longer attends the daycare, she said.
Landry said she’s learned the daycare has since terminated one worker and put extra safeguards in place so what happened to her son doesn’t happen to any other kids.
"I want parents to know that no matter how secure you think a facility is, it does not make up for eyes and ears and being alert," she said.
A spokesman for the Marysville Police Department told KOMO News that officers were called about what happened.
The owner of the daycare could not be reached for comment.