Rochester Borough police said a father who was supposed to be babysitting is facing charges after his two children, ages 2 and 4, were found wandering in the street on the town’s main drag earlier this month.
The children made it 2-½ blocks from their house and were playing in the middle of Virginia Avenue for more than 15 minutes before Kim Ferketic noticed them.
“I saw them in the road. I took off running and scooped them up,” Ferketic said.
Ferketic, who was working as a social worker at a retirement center at the time, said the two children were wearing only diapers.
“It's scary. It's a busy area,” said Sgt. Dawn Shane.