Parents of Wandering Boy Found

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 5:59 pm
By: News 9

MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- A 4-year-old boy was put in DHS custody after it took his step-father several hours to report the child missing.

The boy was found at a 7-11 by a store clerk on NE 10th and Oakgrove. According to Midwest City police, the boy walked into the store alone just after noon Wednesday. Shortly after, the clerk contacted police. The boy was unable to communicate his name, home address or emergency number.

Five hours later, the boy's step-father called police and said he was in the shower when the boy wandered off.

The boy's mother and step-father are being questioned by police.

Police have not said whether they'll file any charges against the man.