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Dad Reunites With Missing Son, Then Babysitter Is Escorted Away In Handcuffs

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

A 4-year-old boy was dropped off by his parents at a licensed daycare and was later taken to a nearby park by a babysitter, along with other children.

The little boy, Emi, soon disappeared and was reported missing by his family. Fortunately, Emi was found safe and sound. The father says his son was unaware of how serious the situation was. Emi compared himself to Curious George.

“He went missing, he got lost, and police found him,” Emi’s father told CBS2. “He wandered off from a group at childcare in the park.”

While the story has a happy ending for this family, the boy’s babysitter is under arrest. Police say it took five hours for the babysitter to report him missing.

Park employees found Emi wandering around, happily exploring. After being medically examined, he was taken to the police station and reunited with his family.

The sitter was charged with abandoning a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

“He’s doing fine. We’re thrilled,” Emi’s dad said.

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