Waco: Parents arrested after 3-year-old found in middle of busy street

A man and woman from Teague both have bonded out of the county jail following their arrests Monday after their 3-year-old child was found trying to cross North Valley Mills Drive by himself. (File)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A man and woman from Teague both have bonded out of the McLennan County Jail following their arrests Monday after their 3-year-old child was found trying to cross North Valley Mills Drive by himself.

Collin Ray Culter, 26, and Haley Brook Glasscock, 25, left their four children, ages 8, 3 and 2, and an 8-month old, asleep inside their van while they went inside Game X Change at 1411 North Valley Mills Dr. with a friend, authorities said in an arrest affidavit.

The couple said they were inside about 15 minutes, according to an arrest affidavit.

At some point the 3-year-old boy awoke and got out of the van.

Once outside he spotted a playground at a fast food restaurant across Valley Mills and headed toward it.

A driver on Valley Mills saw the barefooted child, stopped, snatched him up and called police.

After police arrived they saw two men and a woman come out of the game store.

They looked toward the officers, then got in the van and drove away, the affidavit says.

A short time later the van returned and a woman got out, who told officers the boy was her child.

Police contacted Child Protective Services to pick up the child and the parents went to jail.

Both were charged with endangering a child.

They were later released on $5,000 bonds.