An Oxnard woman was arrested Monday after she walked through a crowded intersection, gave her 14-month-old son to two joggers and wandered away in an drug-induced haze, police said.
As Kimberly Osmond walked through traffic on Harbor Boulevard about 6 a.m., two joggers concerned about the toddler's safety persuaded Osmond to get out of the road, according to Oxnard police.
Osmond then reportedly handed the child to the joggers and kept walking southbound on Harbor Boulevard. The joggers called police, who took the baby, which was clad only in diapers. Minutes later, they arrested Osmond near the intersection of Channel Islands Boulevard and Victoria Avenue.
She was held in Ventura County Jail on suspicion of felony child endangerment, child abandonment and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
"She was under the influence, so we weren't able to learn too much from her about what she was doing," said police spokesman David Keith. He said police do not know what drug she was suspected of taking.
Police turned over the child to the county protective services agency, Keith said.