A Modesto mom was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after her 4-year-old daughter was found alone in the street early Sunday morning.
Modesto police spokesperson Heather Graves said a couple driving on Brighton Avenue after midnight said a little girl in pajamas and bare feet ran in front of their car.
The couple stopped and asked the child where she lived. She guided them to her home but no one answered their door knocks, according to Graves.
The couple took the child to McDonald's because she said she was hungry. About the same time, the girl's mother, 24-year-old Tessa Johnson, called police to report her daughter was missing. Graves said Johnson told officers she had left home about half an hour earlier to meet a friend. She said she left her daughter home.
The couple returned the little girl to her home as officers were there talking to Johnson.