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Boy Found Wandering Around Roxbury Told Police He Was Looking For Chocolate

BOSTON (CBS) -- A four-year-old boy found wandering around Blue Hill Avenue by Gaston Street in Roxbury overnight said he had left his house with a craving for a snack.

Police said the boy, who was later reunited with his mother, told them he was out at 3 a.m. looking for chocolate.

A call from a passerby reported that the child was wandering alone early Tuesday morning. He was found outside a convenience store.

The boy was evaluated at the scene and taken to Boston Medical Center as a precaution.

He was later reunited with his mother at the hospital. Police said she was asleep when the boy wandered off.

The Department of Children and Families was contacted as a formality and is investigating, but no charges are expected to be filed.

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