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  • AmericanSwede Nov 14, 1:44 p.m.

    Here's a thought....maybe the Mother put her son there, shut the door, and did this for Pub-licity.

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 14, 1:11 p.m.

    Hey!

    I have an idea, let's just read the headlines and then make up our own stories to go along with them.

    Doesn't that sound like great fun???

    sheesh

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 14, 12:41 p.m.

    This mother told her 2-year old child to follow her across a parking lot to her parked car. 2-year olds can't be trusted to do that, sometimes even 10-year olds can't - and across a parking lot where cars are moving back and forth? Is she kidding!!! You have a child that small, you hold their hands. You don't just order them around like a trained dog.

    I am so thankful this child wasn't hit by a car, wasn't picked up by a pedophile, didn't fall in a nearby stream or pond, etc. etc. etc.

    I pray this mother is a more vigilant person in the future.

    Thank God for those who turned out to help search for him.

  • killing_me_softly Nov 14, 11:25 a.m.

    JUST ANOTHER UNFIT MOTHER WHO CAN'T RAISE HER CHILD PROPERLY!!! Take the child from the home and put it in a good surrounding!! Must have been too busy watching TV to care where her kid was! cantbtaught

    Are YOU are a parent? If so, it is kind of scary how you made this comment without having read the article. And if you did read the article...scary still.

  • Scubagirl Nov 14, 11:14 a.m.

    DO PEOPLE NOT READ AND COMPREHEND THESE DAYS???? Do they just post after reading only a headline?

  • Scubagirl Nov 14, 11:13 a.m.

    "I thought that was a member of police, not the father.
    caniac315"

    maybe not police, but at least one of the rescuers-not the father.

  • workinghuman33 Nov 14, 11:12 a.m.

    I do think it sounds a bit snarky for Chief Lopez to answer "ask him" but he does have a point. 2 year olds' can generally communicate somewhat. If I were the mother I would be asking my child "baby, how did you get in those people's apartment"? The mothers interview said she was standing by the car talking to her friend as they were getting ready to leave and she looked down and her son was just gone. Personally, I would have been holding my 2 year old while talking and saying good-bye or I would have already secured my child in the car seat and then had the conversation with my friend. Children do move quickly. Even if the people in the apartment weren't watching TV the normal and correct thing to do would be to call 911 and say "hi, a very small child has come to my door and cannot communicate to me where he lives....has anyone reported a child missing?". Something is not right about those people having that child in their apartment for sure.

  • lessismore Nov 14, 10:40 a.m.

    Could this 2 year old have run into highway and harmed by an automobile? Who was watching this child?

  • lessismore Nov 14, 10:38 a.m.

    Why wasn't this child's parent watching him? How did he wander off un-noticed?

  • NiceNSmooth Nov 14, 10:12 a.m.

    the chief replied, "Ask him."

    wow.... if are going to be that rude why call a press conference? or put a spokesperson out there

  • Juststatingthefacts Nov 14, 10:09 a.m.

    JUST ANOTHER UNFIT MOTHER WHO CAN'T RAISE HER CHILD PROPERLY!!! Take the child from the home and put it in a good surrounding!! Must have been too busy watching TV to care where her kid was!
    cantbtaught

    We must be reading two different news articles because it clearly says that they were on their way home and were talking to a family friend when he wondered away...nothing about watching TV, or doing anything that would make her and unfit parent!

  • caniac315 Nov 14, 9:43 a.m.

    Good job WRAL of getting the picture of the child being carried by his father.

    I thought that was a member of police, not the father.

  • CastIronEgret Nov 14, 9:26 a.m.

    Anybody who has raised a 2-year-old son should know how fast they can get away from you. We had to fence in our yard when my son was a toddler because he was fast like a rocket. An earlier article said this mom was walking him out to the car when he disappeared. It can happen in the blink of an eye.

    A few years ago, when I lived in a townhouse, I saw my neighbor's 18-month old son sitting in her car behind the wheel at about 6 AM. He'd gotten out of bed while everyone else was still asleep and decided he was going on a car ride. She was absolutely mortified when I brought him up to the door.

  • hossdaddy40 Nov 14, 9:26 a.m.

    Good job WRAL of getting the picture of the child being carried by his father. Kudos, good things do happen in Durham....

  • smdrn Nov 14, 9:11 a.m.

    Yes, 2 year olds are quite capable of turning a knob and opening doors. I'm glad the child was found and was safe. The whole story sounds suspect to me.

  • shortcake53 Nov 14, 9:06 a.m.

    This makes no sense. The Amber Alert was all over the tv. Even if the apartment occupants didnt have the tv on, how did they miss all the police, dogs, helicopters, and searchers all over the place??? No, something is definitly wrong here.

  • eightbal1962 Nov 14, 9:03 a.m.

    Thank you Scubagirl. They are not reading the story or only seeing the parts they want to jump to conclusions. I do think there will be more to the story as the days go by. My concerns are of course why the 'adults' in the apartment did not immediately call 911 or even better, step out their front door and yell for the closest police officer since they apparently were everywhere. Secondly, why did the PD wait so long to start the door to door search? There are just too many unknowns at this point to be throwing stones and casting blame. And again, read the whole story and not just the first paragraph.

  • Scubagirl Nov 14, 8:44 a.m.

    "JUST ANOTHER UNFIT MOTHER WHO CAN'T RAISE HER CHILD PROPERLY!!! Take the child from the home and put it in a good surrounding!! Must have been too busy watching TV to care where her kid was!
    cantbtaught"

    Guess you haven't been following the story, or at least NOT COMPREHENDING what you have read/heard.

    There is definitely more to this story but don't think she's unfit based on what has been reported online/tv/radio thus far

  • miyata Nov 14, 8:38 a.m.

    JUST ANOTHER UNFIT MOTHER WHO CAN'T RAISE HER CHILD PROPERLY!!! Take the child from the home and put it in a good surrounding!! Must have been too busy watching TV to care where her kid was!
    cantbtaught

    What are you talking about? The child was with his mother and anyway who refers to a child as "it"?

  • lumberman Nov 14, 8:38 a.m.

    There is a WHOLE LOT WRONG here. I was in Myrtle Beach several years ago. I saw a small girl crying I asked her what was wrong. She was lost I took her hand and took her straight to a life guard. I have to wonder why the people in the apartment did not call 911.

  • Whatever Geez Nov 14, 8:33 a.m.

    Why did the people inside tell the police to ask the little boy why he was there? Geez...just charge everyone...for lack of common sense.

  • same ole story Nov 14, 8:27 a.m.

    JUST ANOTHER UNFIT MOTHER WHO CAN'T RAISE HER CHILD PROPERLY!!! Take the child from the home and put it in a good surrounding!! Must have been too busy watching TV to care where her kid was!

  • Godschild43 Nov 13, 7:51 p.m.

    Prayers have been answered.I'm glad he was found safe.

  • The Beard Nov 13, 7:46 p.m.

    I agree jahudson, I hope the truth comes out.

  • jahudson Nov 13, 7:26 p.m.

    This is an odd story ... it will be interesting if all the details come out as to what really happened...

  • ladyblue Nov 13, 6:54 p.m.

    I agree about children slipping away from parents but if you have a 2 year old outside (more dangers)there is a short time span to take your eyes from it and i'd say a few seconds.. lol..But I too am more concerned about why the people who had the child had not called 911.. If, (and that's a big if,) the mother is telling truth about the child disappearance--they had found a child- What had they done to locate it's parents and call authorities? More facts will come out i'm sure as investigation goes one.. to be sure they will check further into this.

  • turkeydance Nov 13, 6:29 p.m.

    Amber Alert is called into question.
    if AA is used in this situation
    without adequate qualification,
    then AA is useless.
    who/what/when/why/where,
    and in excruciating detail
    makes the AA work.

  • monami Nov 13, 6:22 p.m.

    I hope the police are continuing to investigate these circumstances....the mother's actions, the person/people in the apartment. There are BIG RED FLAGS all over. Hoping for this child's safety and well-being going forward.

  • debbiebowen50 Nov 13, 6:14 p.m.

    Did the mother do this?

  • RedneckGirl Nov 13, 6:09 p.m.

    There is no excuse for a 2 year old becoming missing in the first place. SS needs to be called in.

  • froggygirl Nov 13, 5:29 p.m.

    Small children can slip away in an instant. I had good parents, but I still managed to give them the scare of their lives as a wee child. But what is it with these other people who had the child. Something not right here.

  • Hokies94 Nov 13, 5:26 p.m.

    What a pitiful situation. All of those people searching in the dark, and the small child was inside an apartment. I would check the mental capacity of this person. I hope that all parents will pay attention to this story.

  • sjb2k1 Nov 13, 4:55 p.m.

    you find a toddler alone and you don't call the police? what.

  • whyalltheproblems Nov 13, 4:54 p.m.

    agree with you DonsWife12.
    the odd part is that the people inside apparently just opened the door enough to let him out.
    this is going to be a very interesting unfolding..

    bottom line, so very glad the little guy is safe and ok.

  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Nov 13, 4:38 p.m.

    I'm glad that he is safe, but this is why you hold your child's hand. Plain and simple. I can NOT stand to see kids roaming sidewalks and stores without parents to be seen. Prevent abductions, watch your kids and hold their hands.

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