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.