Four-year-old boy found alone in McDonald's, police seeking help finding parents

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  1. CarmelEyesD

    CarmelEyesD Well-Known Member

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    CORBIN, Ky. - Police in Corbin are asking for your help in locating the parents or relatives of a four year old boy who was found alone in a McDonald's.

    The Corbin Police Department tells us that they were called to the McDonald's restaurant on Cumberland Falls Hwy around 4:00 PM on Thursday.

    Employees of the restaurant told police that they had found a four year old boy, who said that his name was Kevin.

    Police say that Kevin is unable to provide his parents' names or address.

    http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/...e-seeking-help-finding-parents-192386031.html
     
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  3. SweetT

    SweetT Active Member

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    Poor kid.
     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Wow. Cute little boy.
     
  5. CarmelEyesD

    CarmelEyesD Well-Known Member

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    gm8549 New Member

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    The original article has been updated to say the parents have been found. Luckily they are investgating, How can you leave your little boy like that?





    Typed too slow.
     
  7. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    Drugs would be my guess.
     
  8. CarmelEyesD

    CarmelEyesD Well-Known Member

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    He's a little too young to say, "hey, I'll ne back in a few hours-play nice." I figure they totally forgot him, or drugs...either way, there should be some charges for neglect at the very least...
     
  9. Sporky

    Sporky The fork is mightier than the spoon.

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    Poor kiddo!
     
  10. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Is he their only child?
    Or do they have several children and just didn't notice him missing?
    Did the parents even have the child or was he with a babysitter or something?

    Did somebody actually bring him into the McDonald's and leave him there? (Vehicle picture?)
    Or did he just wander in on his own?

    Way too many questions left here to judge this one. :twocents:
     
  11. Sporky

    Sporky The fork is mightier than the spoon.

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    The original link had been updated. Apparently the grandmother had custody of him and she simply forgot him at the McDonald's. She is being charged and they have taken away her custody.
     
  12. Yoda

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    If anyone needs a reminder that there are still many caring people in the world just read the comments of this article. One after the other posts they would take him, bless his heart, prayers for him. What a wonderful community this is. Jmo

    http://www.lex18.com/news/child-found-at-a-corbin-restaurant
     
  13. BeginnersLuck

    BeginnersLuck New Member

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    OMG I hope my mind never goes to the point that I would take my grandkids somewhere and forget them. I can see how it may happen to some people as they age. I'm sure this is not the first time an elderly grandparent has done this.

    I guess the question is did she do it on purpose or is she having a medical problem and shouldn't be caring for the little one.
     
  14. CHERIE.T

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    Poor little boy. Hopefully he is with someone loving.
     
  15. Sporky

    Sporky The fork is mightier than the spoon.

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    I have a 5 yr old son and this is still just breaking my heart that he was left. He doesn't look scared in the photo the police posted but I betting he was. And two thumbs up to the employees who noticed him and called the police. The Mc Donalds that I go to doesn't even care if your order is correct much less if a kid is unsupervised.
     
  16. TheDuchess

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    http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Pastor-defends--192587681.html

    Pastor Defends the Grandmother
    I can see how this may have happened-and she was a choir practice nonetheless!!! And here we are all thinking the worst of these people.

    Yes-this could have ended horribly, but I can see how something like this might happen when there is confusion and one party thinks the kid is with them and the other thinks the opposite. Poor baby!

    It sounds to me like this is actually a very loving grandmother who simply made a terrible mistake. I hope they don't take the child away permanently. It seems as though she has learned her lesson and this was certainly not done intentionally.

    A little O/T but my husband loves to tell the story of when they were little (6 brothers and 1 sister) and were on a trip, they left his little sister at a truck stop!!! Apparently, they were several miles down the road before someone realized that she wasn't in the car and had to turn around and go back for her. Luckily, she was still waiting for them!
     
  17. sweetheart29

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    I see how that could happen. I has happened to me. We were at boyscout camp and it was family day. My daughter had rode with my friend and her daughters. We meet up and we both went back to our cars to get forgotten stuff my friend thought that my dd went with me, I thought she went with my friend. We could not find her for like 20 min. She had stayed with our scout leader. But if we both had left it could have been hours before either one of us knew she was missing. So now I always make sure I tell somebody if they are suppose to take my kids or if I am taking them.
     
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    MOO is this story should never have made it to the news. I'm sure the poor grandmother feels horrible about what happened. Today's news has stooped the the level of The National Enquirer. I would think that DHR(or whatever it's called where this happened) rather than bringing this poor grandmother to court, would better serve the area children by making sure they don't send abused kids back to the parents that abused them, as is all too often the case.
     

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