Girl, 4, sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3 a.m. slushie

Published 10:49 am Sunday, March 29, 2015

For the average adult, the temptation of a midnight snack or indulgent treat can be reason enough to stumble out of bed and head to the nearest convenience store. Apparently, a 4-year-old Philadelphia girl feels the same way. Earlier this week, the young girl, dressed in her purple raincoat, slipped out of her family’s home 3 a.m. and took to a city bus on a mission to find her snack. According to bus driver Harlan Jenifer, the young girl swung her legs in a seat as she chanted, “All I want is a slushie.” Authorities say the girl’s family didn’t know she had awoken and unlocked the backdoor to start her trek during a downpour early Friday. They found nothing amiss at the house and have no plans to file charges. The bus driver is a father of three. He says he was scared for the girl but found her adventure funny. He says he knew she was in good hands. He stopped the bus and called police. They took the girl to a hospital, where she was reunited with her mother.