Parents Leave Five-Year-Old Behind – Don’t Notice For 14 Hours!

by in Abandoned Kids, Parenting

A Five-Year-Old Melbourne boy spent the night in at the police station after he was left behind by his parents and they didn’t notice for 14 hours…

The boy, Alexander, was discovered wandering alone at 11.30pm on Sunday night in the street after his family had gone to look at the Christmas light displays.

The weird part is that it took his parents until lunchtime the next day to realize he was missing and contact police.

The Police say that the family took two cars from their home with their eight children, as well as a neighbor’s children, to the lights.

Each parent thought the other had Alexander in their car for the trip home.

“They’ve got home and all piled out and the kids have gone straight to bed and they didn’t realize anything was amiss until lunchtime today.”

Alexander is now home safe with his parents. Maybe they will now devise a roll call system so that they know when everyone is present…

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