FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Broward County Sheriff’s Office detectives have found a 3-year-old boy who went missing after, they said, a man drove away from a Fort Lauderdale gas station with the sleeping toddler inside the vehicle.
According to BSO officials, at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 3-year-old Lee Donte Parrish was asleep in the backseat of a 2013 burgundy Ford Fusion with the Florida Plate GYXL63. Parrish was accompanied by his mother’s boyfriend and 27-year-old William Rogers.
When the mother’s boyfriend got out of the car to pump gas at a Valero gas station at 2400 W. Sunrise Blvd., officials said, Rogers drove off southbound on Northwest 24th Avenue with the sleeping child still in the car.
An AMBER Alert was issued for Parrish, Sunday morning.
Just before 7:30 a.m., BSO tweeted out that Rogers was in custody, but Parrish wasn’t with him.
Rogers told investigators he left the child at a home in Fort Lauderdale. Parrish was found unharmed shortly afterward, near the 2900 block of 21st Court.
Rogers has not said why he took the toddler or why he dropped him off at the home.
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