Toddler hunts for Santa in Salzburg on Xmas eve
The Local · 25 Dec 2015, 18:57
Published: 25 Dec 2015 18:57 GMT+01:00
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A three year old U.S. girl had wandered past the hotel alone, dressed only in socks and a nightgown.
After an hour of frantic calls, police were able to track down a tourist family in a nearby hotel, who hadn't noticed that their daughter had somehow opened the hotel door, and wandered off.
The girl's mother and grandmother were woken with a phone call after the receptionist remembered that they had a young girl matching the description with them when they checked in.
The pair were able to retrieve their errant child at the police station at 1 a.m. on Christmas day, where the little girl was sleeping peacefully on a couch.
Police speculated that the girl may have gone looking for Santa Claus in the streets of the picturesque Austrian tourist city.