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Rutherford Police Officer Returns Wandering Barefoot Boys

Union Avenue, Rutherford.
Union Avenue, Rutherford. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It worried a couple of passersby, but police said two barefoot boys walking down a Rutherford street just after dawn had simply wandered too far from home.

"We received a call at 6:33 a.m. reporting a couple of young children walking west on Union Avenue without any shoes on," Capt. Patrick Feliciano told Daily Voice.

Officer Andrzej Hein immediately found the youngsters -- ages 6 and 9 -- a few blocks from home, the captain said.

"Their father knew that they had stepped outside but did not realize they walked to Union Avenue," he said. "The kids were healthy and safe.

"Apparently they like to walk without shoes on" Feliciano said.

"There were no other concerns raised after speaking to the father and visiting the home," he said.

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