The 10-year-old boy who was found wandering around south Houston late Wednesday evening ran away from home, according to Houston Police.

Officers said the boy told them he lied to firefighters and the Good Samaritan about wandering around the city for days and said he ran away from home to avoid getting in trouble.

The child was found Wednesday evening by a Good Samaritan and was dropped off at Houston Fire Station 46 in south Houston.

We're told the child's mother picked him up from the station a few hours after he was dropped off by the Good Samaritan.