Skip to comments.Parents of girl, 3, only realise she is missing after seeing her featured in news reports
Posted on 03/06/2012 8:18:22 AM PST by rawhide
A 3-year-old girl was left behind by her parents at a Chuck E. Cheeses restaurant and they only realized that they had forgotten her when they saw a report about her on the evening news. Restaurant workers only knew that the girl, identified only as Harmony, was in need of help when she went up to a restaurant worker around 8.30pm Monday night saying that she was thirsty. The staff members told police that she had arrived at the Bel Air, Maryland childrens restaurant around 4pm with a large party of about 10 family members.
Her parents were among the adults at the party, and they reportedly left her behind thinking that she was with her other relatives when they left the restaurant.
One report says that Harmony was with the group as they were leaving Chuck E. Cheeses around 8pm, but then she spotted a stray token and ran inside to play another game.
Because they had not made a reservation and paid in cash, there was no way to contact the family directly.
Restaurant workers contact the Hartford County Sheriffs Office, and officers waited with Harmony until Child Protection Services arrived. In an effort to find her parents, police officers made contact with local news stations who agreed to broadcast her picture and the story on the 11pm news.
Almost immediately after her picture aired, both of Harmonys parents- who share custody of the girl- called the police identifying themselves, and one report says that the fathers name is Jesse.
The girl was then released into the custody of her mother.
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Parents Left HOME ALONE by Daughter
I can just hear it I thought you had her.
one of my brothers did something similar at a rest stop on the highway, and we all piled into the station wagon and my father took off....had to go back and get him (darn) ...(just kidding) ;~ p
my childhood. made it out alive thank God and very independent. :)
I can understand this happening with an older child - both parents thinking that the other had the child with them. Besides, an older child would notice if everyone had left without him. But with a 3 year old, if both parents are responsible, they should be both be making sure that one or the other has the child.
“one of my brothers did something similar at a rest stop on the highway”
My husband’s sister was left at a highway rest stop on a family vacation.
Hate to admit that I used to frequent that actual Chuck E Cheese when my son was little. I can kind of understand it, because that place is pure H**L. After an hour you just need to escape.
When Jesus was 12, his parents didn’t miss him for a day while on their way back home. Took them three days to find him in the Temple.
Noe I don’t get it at all. How do you not make 100% certain where your three year old is????
And there is a huge difference between 3 and 12....and unless I am misinformed this little girl is not the return of the Messiah
See why we need to ban families having more than one vehicle??
lol. Wally & Beaver got separated at a rest stop and each ended up on a different bus
(up)Chuck E. Cheese is kideous...
back in Jesus’ dat 12 was almost marrying age
Well...if we all listen to Kathleen Sebellius, those parents would be better off (and society as a whole) - if they had never had that little girl in the first place.
They wouldn’t even have had to waste a night at such a place!
I have some friends who always traveled in a big group of family and friends and one time they were all packed up and left on a trip and about 1 hr out realized - after counting - that they were missing their youngest child who fortunately was waiting patiently at home for them to figure it out.
Good post!!!! Thanks for reminding us of that remarkable detail of His life.
How awful! It has to be terrible that you didn’t know she was missing. Little ones can disappear so quickly. My 5 year old is a master at disappearing. Started doing it when she was two.
When she was three, she was playing in the snow with her brother and sister and they looked up and she was gone. We had plowed the circle driveway. No footprints were heading off anywhere. We looked frantically for 15 minutes. I thought someone had pulled into the drive and put her in their car. About the time I started to break down we heard her voice calling for us. It sounded far off. She had climbed in our car and shut the door without disturbing the snow on the windows.
Neither of my other children did things like that. They were always content to stay near my husband or me. This girl is going to give me gray hair!
.....then they relaxed at home and by 11 PM they still hadn't called around to see which relative had their child.....
.......then, thanks only to the brains of others, they saw on the late news that their toddler was missing.....
.....then, despite all the excuses for the brain-dead parents posted here by others, include the missing Jesus gambit, I am of the opinion these Fluck E. Cheesey parents should be arrested immediately, and, without a trial, given 3 weeks of hard labor (janitorial work at this pizza palace, eight hours a day including weekends).......
The article said that the two parents had joint custody.
That to me says "separated" or "divorced."
It happens. Years ago my parents were helping set up for a Casino Night at Mill Brothers Monastery in St. Louis. They thought they had rounded up all five kids. The brothers called home...my brother Rick was left there. They joked he was ready for the priesthood.
I had one who would crawl into places and go to sleep. I had several horrible scares. Once she was asleep in a lump of covers on her bed. Who’d be silly enough to look there? :)
Every summer, some poor baby gets left in a hot car and is baked alive. The parent, usually a clueless "mom", always says that "I forgot the baby was in the car."
But "mom" would never forget her precious cell phone.
My daughter would fall asleep in strange places when she
was little (5,6). I found her asleep on the concrete porch
of our house, on the patio of our neighbor, in the bathroom.
Once while checking on her, I went into her room as she
was slipping off the edge of her bed still sound asleep.
She survived and is 44 now. Still sleeps at lot when she
comes home to visit.
We have 4 kids, one has been brought home by the police after escaping at the age of 3 and another was left behind at a Church gathering at 7 because we had come in two cars. Mix-ups happen. Stop being such an over reactionary.
When I was four, my parents had to call the cops when I couldn’t be found around the house.
They found me on my tricycle four blocks up the street looking at the trains.
I still do that, although not on a tricycle.
The preferred approach of this administration is to destroy families, eliminate children, and subsidize Volt automobiles.
Yes it is very scary to not immediately know where they are. I still get that panickey feeling if I go somewhere without the children and for one second forget that they aren’t with me and are safe at home or wherever.
As a former offender, can you offer me any advice for my daughter? The other day she was supposed to be playing in the yard and I found her knocking on the neighbor’s door. HELP!