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Toddler (3) discovered by police wandering streets of Salzburg on Christmas Eve

Published 25/12/2015 | 16:17

Salzburg
Salzburg

Perhaps she was out looking for Father Christmas.

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A three-year-old American girl wandered away from her family's hotel in Salzburg, Austria, around midnight on Christmas Eve and investigated the city's streets on her own, wearing only a nightshirt and socks.

A receptionist at another hotel took her inside.

Police guessed she was a tourist but had to scour local hotels for an hour before identifying the likely family.

Woken by phone, the girl's grandmother and mother were startled to find her missing. Police said she apparently managed to open the hotel room door herself.

The grandmother and mother picked up the young night wanderer at 1am at the police station, where she was sleeping peacefully on a sofa.

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