Video of toddler crossing the road goes viral, sparks outrage

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The 20-second video shows a little boy running across Route 16, trying to make it across the road to where the other children are.

A disturbing incident was caught on camera Thursday morning, showing a toddler boy running across Route 16 in Harmon as cars passed by honking.

There were more small children standing along the road, with no adult present. The viral video has caused outrage in the community.

The 20-second video shows a little boy running across Route 16, trying to make it across the road to where the other children are, just as two cars come into frame.

The child then makes a turn and runs back to the median as some motorists stop and others continue to pass.

Thankfully, the child was unharmed but the video has garnered criticism not only towards the child’s parents and the passing motorists but also for the person filming the incident as it unfolded.

Some residents have taken to Facebook sharing their dismay about the person choosing to film the incident instead of bringing the child to safety.

GPD Spokesman Sgt Paul Tapao, in response to the video, stated that patrol officers were canvassing the area.

A second video sent to PNC News shows multiple police units outside an apartment complex across Mobil gas station along Route 16.

In the second video, the child is seen being carried by an officer who then hands the child over to a woman from the apartment.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.