Police in Florida were searching Monday for the parents of a 3-year-old boy found wandering the streets alone.

The boy, who gave his name as Josaya, was found alone and barefoot in Princeton, Miami-Dade County, at around 8:00 a.m., WSVN-TV reported.

"Once a child is involved, I've got to do something, I can't turn my eye," said Christopher Smith, who said he saw the boy and called police.

Smith tried to take the child home, but Josaya was unable to find his apartment building.

When a reporter asked him where his parents were, he replied, "I don't know, I'm a kid," according to WSVN.

As of 12:00 p.m., Josaya was in the care of the Department of Children and Families and police had not located his parents.

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