ENCINITAS, Calif. – Authorities reunited a young boy with his parents six hours after the child was found wandering inside a store in Encinitas alone.
The child named Connor was mistakenly left in a Michael's store on North El Camino Real, a San Diego County Sheriff's Department official said. A woman believed to be his nanny mistakenly left him in the store, according to a friend of the family. The boy was unharmed.
Employees told deputies they found him along in the store around noon. They made an announcement over the store's public address system, as well as searching the parking lot and surrounding businesses for the boy's parents.
Sheriff's helicopter made announcements to surrounding neighborhoods.
The child was taken into protective custody and is at Polinsky Children's Center where he was reunited with his father, the family friend told FOX 5.