A drunken four-year-old boy was found in the middle of the night wearing a little girl's dress he had stolen from beneath his neighbour's Christmas tree.
Hayden Wright was discovered in the street outside his Tennessee home at 1.45am sipping from a freshly opened can of beer.
The youngster's mother, 21-year-old April Wright, claimed he had broken through a childproof door to escape her house in Chattanooga.
Hayden rang the doorbell of a house a few doors down from his, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office report.
He then broke into another house through an unlocked front door and stole five Christmas gifts from under their tree.
One of the presents was a brown dress, which the boy was wearing when police found him.
Mrs Wright said she woke up at 1.45am and panicked when she realised her son was missing.
'[The] biggest concern was him being out there, getting kidnapped, getting run over, the alcohol, having to have his stomach pumped,' Wright told NewsChannel 9.
Wright is in the midst of divorcing her husband, who is currently in jail. She suggests he is partially to blame.
'[Hayden] runs away trying to find his father,' Wright said. 'He wants to get in trouble so he can go to jail because that's where his daddy is.'
Hayden was treated for alcohol consumption at a nearby hospital.
'He got [the beer] out of my father's cooler in the back and how he got it open I don't understand because it was one of those tab beers,' his mother explained.
Child protective services have told Wright she can keep custody of her child.