Matt Knight was mowing his lawn when he heard a child screaming from across the street. When he ran to the child, he found the toddler tied to a metal fence with a bungee cord around her neck.
Knight said that the baby was “struggling around her neck” when he found her. According to MailOnline, someone who said they were the baby’s mother told the press that the girl had become tangled up in the cords. She did not explain why the child was left alone.
Police have reportedly been to the toddler’s house at least three times on reports that the baby was left alone or seen crawling the streets.
“That strap or bungee cord was pretty much at neck level,” Knight said. “She was up on her feet, but she was kind of struggling around her neck.”
Knight said he wanted the Department of Social Health and Services to be called to help the baby but the department was unable to confirm if they were involved. A spokesperson said the department can’t comment unless a child dies or nearly dies.