Boy, 6, Left at Placer County Rest Stop

Boy, 6, Left at Placer County Rest Stop

There are 67 comments on the News10 Sacramento story from Jan 19, 2008, titled Boy, 6, Left at Placer County Rest Stop. In it, News10 Sacramento reports that:

Authorities were searching for the parents of a six-year-old boy who apparently left their child at a rest stop near Colfax Saturday afternoon, Placer County Sheriff's officials said.

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#1 Jan 19, 2008
How can parents forget their child? Let's pray that the 6 year old boy will find a new loving family that will nurture him.

Sacramento, CA

#2 Jan 19, 2008
Before we jump to conclusions (accusations), let the CHP determine the parents' motive. This isn't the same as leaving your kids in the car while into 7-11 for a pack af cigarettes. It simply could be a horrific mistake. At least that's what I'm hoping.


Since: Oct 07


#3 Jan 19, 2008
yep you have to wait for the whole story

“Listening ears are on”

Since: Dec 07

Morgan City, LA

#4 Jan 19, 2008
Poor lil matter what happened, he must be terribly upset. Of course, I hope this at least has an understandable ending.

“Ah, don't listen to me. ”

Since: Dec 07

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#6 Jan 19, 2008
Reminds me of the time I was forgotten during the festival. Scary, but I went to the car. I knew everyone would come back there.

Eventually they did.

I hope this is just a horrible mistake.
father of 3

Stockton, CA

#7 Jan 19, 2008
this is kind of like joe dirt movie

“Sailors Daughter”

Since: Nov 07


#8 Jan 19, 2008
Most of the time my kids have me climbing up a wall....soooooo much that there is absolutley no way i could forget to feed them, change them...or put them back in the car...HELLO!!

Have another...

Loomis, CA

#9 Jan 19, 2008
There is no excuse for this, maybe the police will put the parents in jail, and *forget* to let them out.

Sacramento, CA

#10 Jan 19, 2008
The little guy must have been very scared. How fortunate for him that an honest person found him & reported it. With all the tragic stories we hear every day happening to children, it's good to know this story has a happy ending. A note to the parents...I hear you have 14 children. I don't know if all of them were with you when you forget your 6 year old..does that van have seatbelts for all of them? I don't think so. You should be ticketed for unsafely traveling with so many people in the van as well as child neglect for not protecting each & every one of them. Shame on you!!

“Ah, don't listen to me. ”

Since: Dec 07

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#11 Jan 19, 2008
Unless you have all of the children chained together, this sometimes happens.

Hope they reorganize the family into buddy system for outings.
Brutus - Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights, CA

#13 Jan 19, 2008
Well,if you are forgetting a kid at rest stop then I would say you have too many kids!! 14 is enough stop breeding or adopting!!

Sacramento, CA

#14 Jan 19, 2008
People can make mistakes. Thank you to the people who found him and contacted authorities. It was good of them to see that he was safe. This could have happened to anybody. We are busy putting down the parents and being racist, and not giving credit where credit is due.

Citrus Heights, CA

#16 Jan 19, 2008
Ok, there is a part of me that could MAYBE understand the parents not noticing the 14th child was not in the van. However, wouldn't any of the other 13 children notice? Not one of them noticed his seat he was probably sharing with child #10, was half empty. What about child # 10? Why wasn't this child noticed missing by the small commune inside that van? But I will agree, do not judge (well we shouldn't anyway) until the whole story is out. 14 is quite enough tho.

Citrus Heights, CA

#17 Jan 19, 2008
Oh, I also wanted to thank the people that stepped up and helped this little boy. He was probably terrified and won't soon forget this outing. Thank God they were good people, this could have ended so badly.

Modesto, CA

#18 Jan 20, 2008
Yea.. I agree on the buddy system. Each kid have a partner and then a head count before driving off. Since there would be a perfect 7 sets. Give me a break. In the state of California, every passenger must wear a seat belt. So how in the heck could they have filled up the empty seat? I am very curious if they do anything with the parents. 14 kids or not.... take roll! Geez.... folks,... one of those parents needs to get sniped. Congrats on the honest person who helped this boy who will never forget this weekend.
high noon

United States

#19 Jan 20, 2008
I got two words...BIRTH CONTROL!!!

Scottsdale, AZ

#20 Jan 20, 2008
Shame on the thumper parent.

Fresno, CA

#21 Jan 20, 2008
OOPs...this happened to me once when traveling in a caravan. I got left behind and wasn't discovered missing until everyone arrived at the next stop. All's well that ends well.


#22 Jan 20, 2008
It's very, "home alone at the rest stop.'

Is there a Video Link here?

Sacramento, CA

#23 Jan 20, 2008
Hello, they have 14 kids!! I don't fault the parents. These things happen.

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