From the Star Tribune’s South Metro Police Blotter:
Missing driver. A clerk at the PDQ on Pilot Knob Road called police to report that a man had left his car at a gas pump. The man had pulled up to the pump, placed a gas nozzle in the car, then left the nozzle there to come inside the store and pay. But he never drove away, and hadn’t been seen for a half hour. Police checked the license plate and got the owner’s name and called his residence. His wife said her husband worked at a nearby business. Contacted there, the man seemed surprised and said he must have forgotten his car.
Lost child. A citizen called police to report finding a lost child at 1:45 a.m. at the intersection of 157th Street West and Foliage Avenue. The child was a girl about 4 years old who had been standing on a street corner with no adult present, police said. Upon arriving, police were able to get the child to tell them her first name but little else. The officer placed her in his squad car and drove through the neighborhood trying to locate the child’s home, without success. Finally, police brought the young girl back to the police station and contacted social services so the child could be placed in a foster home until her parents could be located. About three hours later a man called, stating that he was the child’s uncle and that the child had left the house when he was sleeping. The matter was referred to Dakota County Child Protection.
I can understand forgetting to pay (you think you paid at the pump but you really didn’t, etc) but forgetting your car there entirely?! As for the lost child, well, that’s understandable as well don’t you think? I wonder what the outcome was from that and what the parents said about it. Thoughts?