Child, 2, found wandering in North Side; Mother charged

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PITTSBURGH —

A North Side mother is facing charged after police said her child was found wandering through the neighborhood wearing only a diaper.

Investigators said a Good Samaritan seen the boy and took him to the nearby Zone One police station.

"I saw this littler person running and he wasn't about to stop," said Marcie Bruno. "I've never seen a 2-year-old run so fast. I kept pleading with him to stop and that I would find his mother. Finally he turned around and threw both hands up in the air and he allowed me to pick him up."

The mother, 20-year-old Jewels Berlin, told police that she went to the store and left her son home alone when he managed to escape. She is now facing endangering the welfare of a child charges.

The boy was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital to be checked out for hypothermia and suspicious charges. There is no word on his condition.

Child, youth and family services has custody of the child.