Friday was really busy down at the Merc. I had one of my regular guys in who was waiting for his wife before he ordered lunch. He waited and waited and finally she showed up - with an extra kid. She had found this 3-year-old wandering outside the neighborhood on Dry Creek Rd. Wearing only a t-shirt. No shoes, no diaper, nothing. She though he might have a slight learning disability as he couldn't talk well but told her that his name was Lucas. He looked to be of Eastern Indian decent.
Naturally, we all started calling people in the neighborhood asking if they knew any little boys by that name and no one that we contacted knew where he might live. Mandy had called Ada County when she found him and they came and met her at the Merc. Finally, the Deputies found out who the parents were and called them. Mom answered the phone and said she'd be right there. About 20 minutes later she showed up. Didn't seem to show any concern, said Lucas had been missing for about an hour and a half.
Evidently, they're new up here - and they live on my street. They're going to need to understand that we don't roll like that up here. I'm going to make sure that I watch for Lucas and I'd better not see that 3-year-old out wandering the streets. Luckily, we know where he belongs now.
We got so busy that I didn't get to talk to Mandy to find out what the cops did or said. Can you believe it????