Parents leave toddler at restaurant for two days

March 16, 2010 10:42:33 AM PDT
It took a 3-year-old Michigan boy's parents two days to realize he was not with either of them.Police say the little boy was left at a Detroit restaurant on his birthday. Authorities in Detroit have arrested the boy's parents, who face child abandonment charges after leaving his birthday party without him.

Approximately 20 people had been celebrating the child's birthday. When it was over, the child's parents reportedly left the restaurant, each thinking the boy was with the other person.

Restaurant workers called police when they discovered the boy was alone.

Two days after the boy was placed in foster care, the parents showed up at the restaurant asking about him.