Tot Found Barefoot In Cold, Midwood Parents Arrested

A Midwood couple was arrested on Saturday after police found their 2-year-old son wandering the streets alone without a coat or shoes to protect him from the elements.

New York Post reports:

The coatless, brown-haired boy was spotted shortly before 1 p.m. near Avenue J in Midwood with nothing on his feet but a pair of socks.
The stunned 2-year-old, whose name wasn’t released, put on a brave face for the nearby residents who found him.
“We gave him my son’s slippers and a coat,” said Yafa Shalom, a neighborhood resident.
“He was really freezing,” said Shalom who gave comfort to the shivering child in the 30-degree weather after cops brought him to her door while canvassing the area for his parents.
The tot’s mom, Shazia Nafir, 39, and dad, Khalifa, were later charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child.
… Although the toddler was found at 1 p.m., the Nafirs noticed he was missing only at around 3 p.m. and called 911, cops said.

The boy was examined by doctors at Coney Island Hospital, who determined him to be healthy and unharmed. Neither parent has a criminal record, and Administration for Children’s Services told the Post they are investigating the incident.