Runaway Toddler Strikes Again

Boy may have slipped out of his house while his foster parents were asleep

When police found Andrew Dancy walking alone at 5 a.m. today, they scrambled to find his parents.

Little did they know, the little boy was trying to get away from them, just like he had on numerous occasions, according to the Department of Children and Families.

At the tender age of 4, Dancy is already an accomplished escape artist and has run away several times before. This time he ditched his foster parents while they were sleep.

"He's a habitual runner," said Flora Beal of DCF told "That's his tendency. He's very curious and he knows how to open doors and locks and get on chairs. He's a bright child who likes to wander."

Police found Dancy in his PJs wandering the streets of Northwest Miami-Dade early Thursday morning.

The little boy  was seen strolling down Northwest West 79th Avenue and Miami Gardens Drive in Miami Gardens when he was stopped by police. The boy has not been able to tell police where he lives or who his parents are. Or maybe he just didn't want to.

A parent called 9-1-1 to report their child was missing and a gave a description of the boy, officials said.

Dancy was removed from his biological parents' home about a year ago after the boy wandered away from home. DCF did not elaborate on what other issues may have caused them to place the precocious boy with a foster family.

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