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Toddler makes early a.m. candy run in Arlington Hts.

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Daily Herald report

A 4-year-old Arlington Heights boy with a craving for candy went out about 3 in the morning to see if he could get some at a gas station, Arlington Heights police reported. The boy returned home safely.

A motorist phoned 911 around 3:30 a.m. Jan. 24 after he saw the 4-year-old boy walking south along Arlington Heights Road near Rand Road. Officers followed boot prints in the snow to an apartment on the 400 block of Circle Hill Drive.

According to reports, the boy's mother was asleep when her son decided to walk to a nearby gas station to get candy. There is an alarm that sounds when the boy leaves the bedroom, but his mother did not wake up. Her son put on his winter coat and headed out.

No charges were filed.