missing 3-year-old found safe and sound

Whew. Heard about this news on Sunday night, and I'm relieved to hear that everything turned out okay... in Pasadena, California, 3-year-old Dylan Kurhara has been found, more than 24 hours after his allegedly drunk father lost him after leaving a wedding party: Missing boy, 3, found safe in Pasadena.

The child was reported missing Sunday morning by the boy's mother. The father, Joe Kurihara, was arrested Saturday night for public intoxication. The worst part is, the dumbass was so drunk, he couldn't remember that he was in charge of his son, and presumably just left him in a car:

The toddler's mother reported the child missing about 8 a.m. Sunday. The father and child had not been seen since attending a wedding at a Masonic lodge in Pasadena on Saturday night.

An investigation was launched and police discovered that the father, Joe Kurihara, had been arrested just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday for public intoxication.

About 50 officers along with volunteers combed the streets searching for Kurihara, officials said.

The California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and FBI were also on alert.

Kurihara said he did not remember being with the child due to his level of drunkenness. He was on foot at the time of his arrest and officers did not know he was in charge of the boy.
Thankfully, a good Samaritan found Dylan late Sunday night, safe and sound. He was in his father's car, sleeping and strapped in his car seat. Man, I don't even want to think about how this could have turned out. Glad to hear the kid is safe. No word yet on what kind of additional charges the father might face. More here: California police find missing 3-year-old boy.

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