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3-Year-Old Boy Found Wandering Tulsa Street On Wednesday

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A 3-year-old boy was found wandering in the street in north Tulsa on Wednesday morning, police confirmed.

A couple said they saw the boy near Pine Street and Sheridan Road at 9:30 a.m.

When police arrived, they went to the child's home and found there were no adults there, only an 8-year-old sibling who was supposed to be babysitting while the mother was at work. The mother told police she had to leave the children home alone or she would have lost her job.

There was food and water in the apartment, and the apartment was reasonably clean, according to police.

TPD Officer Jill Robertson said there is no law in Oklahoma regarding age limitations of supervision of children, so the mother won't face any charges for leaving her 3-year-old with an 8-year-old.

The children were placed in Department of Human Services custody.

7/17/13 Related Story: Toddler Back With Mom After Being Found In Street In North Tulsa

This comes the day after a 19-month-old girl was found by a stranger wandering around a north Tulsa neighborhood without supervision. Her photo was shown in media all over the state, urging people to identify her and reunite her with her parents.

Twelve hours later, the girl's mother said she was notified her daughter's picture was on the news. The mother told News On 6 she left for work late the night before, left the toddler with her brother, who hired a babysitter, and was unaware she was even missing.

7/16/2013 Related Story: Tulsa Woman Jailed, Accused Of Leaving 3 Kids Alone In Hot Apartment

Also on Tuesday, another Tulsa woman was arrested for child endangerment after her three children were found alone in an apartment with no air conditioning and no food within reach.

The children -- ages 5, 4 and 2 -- reportedly told police they dumped cold water bottles on themselves in order to keep cool.

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