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LOCKPORT – A neighbor who was walking by found a two-year-old girl sitting on the porch crying at about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 5300 block of Upper Mountain Road and stopped to help.

The woman knocked on the door repeatedly, but was unable to get a response and called the Niagara County Sheriff Department for help.

Capt. Patrick Weidel arrived and entered the house to rouse the parents who were both found sleeping. They told him that the child had been in their bedroom and they were unaware that the little girl had left the house on her own. Weidel cautioned the parents about the dangerous situation the child was in.

The case was put on file and the Niagara County Child Protective Service was advised.