Idaho Child Back Home After Midnight Wander - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho Child Back Home After Midnight Wander

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A Pocatello convenience store worker called police after a 6-year-old boy wandered into the store alone in the wee hours of the morning.

Police Lt. Paul Manning told the Idaho State Journal that officers were dispatched to the store about 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, where they found a little boy who couldn't provide officers with information about his parents.

Police canvassed nearby neighborhoods but couldn't find his home. Child protective services took custody of the boy until his parents could be found.

Shortly after 8 a.m. that morning, police
got a call from the child's grandparents. He said had been babysitting the child, and were sound asleep when he apparently woke up and wandered away. Manning said the family was reunited later that day.

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