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Man Sitting On Couch At Home Looks Over To Find A Missing 7-Year-Old Girl Staring Back At Him

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. She loves viral videos, her poodle mix Cali, and doing the robot.

Anton Montgomery was at his Chicago home on a quiet Monday afternoon, relaxing on the couch and watching some TV.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, Anton saw an unfamiliar face peering back at him. It was 7-year-old Destiny Arzola, a little girl with Down syndrome.

Destiny had somehow managed to wander away from school, winding up outside Anton’s house a few blocks away. She opened his back door and walked right inside.

Anton shot up off the couch and asked her if she was OK. He assumed she was a student at the nearby elementary school, so he took her hand and safely led her back — filming the shocking encounter with his phone. Anton, who has kids of his own, was furious at the school and wanted answers as to how this could have happened.

When he brought Destiny back to the school, the staff confirmed she was indeed a student there and expressed their gratitude to Anton for doing the right thing.

However, the story was about to take an even more disturbing turn.

Footage provided by WGNTV Chicago

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