"Was shocked": Good Samaritans speak out about toddlers who escaped from preschool
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Reporter: Alexis Fernandez
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The two Good Samaritans who found two two-year olds that escaped from a preschool last month are speaking out about the incident.
Frank Worden was the first to spot the boys running across a busy intersection on Limberlost Drive near Thurston.
"Was shocked...no parent in tow, running and having a good time laughing, did what I thought was good and got him off the road," Worden said.
According to the police report, the two boys walked out of an unlocked gate in the back of the preschool and into an alley.
They eventually made it across Limberlost Drive and went south on Thurston.
"One of them ran over to me, and I yelled at the other one and he took off running the other way," he said.
He said he grabbed one and followed the other.
"Ran down the road 50 yards, I began following him ready to go around him and another gentlemen pulled up right in front of him," he said.
That gentlement was John McCafferty.
"I made that turn and there's this little boy two and half three running down the yellow line, first reaction when I picked them up I looked around and said where could he have possibly come from," McCafferty said.
The boys were immediately returned to the preschool.
Police said the employee who was was supposed to be watching the boys admitted that she knew they were gone.
She told officers she dind't call for help because she was worried about the other children.