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Little boy in state custody after found wandering outside Phoenix store

Apr 29, 2019, 9:13 AM | Updated: 2:04 pm
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PHOENIX — A young child is in state custody after he was found wandering outside of a Walmart in Phoenix early Sunday.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson said the child was found in front of the store near 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road around 4 a.m. wearing a polo shirt, khaki pants and a diaper.

The parents of the boy, who was believed to be about 2 years old, contacted police around noon.

Thompson said there may have been a misunderstanding about who was responsible for the child.

The boy is in custody of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, which is investigating the situation.

 

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Little boy in state custody after found wandering outside Phoenix store