LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) — A so-called good Samaritan trying to help a lost toddler got quite the thank you, a beat down and social media shaming.
On Saturday, June 24, the Lakeland Police Department responded to a disturbance at the Southwest Sports Complex.
During a game, a 2-year-old child got separated from her parents.
According to Lakeland police, a citizen who was at the at the game visiting with a few friends noticed the young girl wandering by herself and believed that she was lost. The citizen attempted to ask the girl where her parents were and walked with her in hopes she could point them out. At least one independent witness stated they observed the citizen walking with the child trying to help find her parents.