Child left behind at Michael's in Encinitas reunited with parents, deputies say

Posted at 4:53 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 08:14:47-05

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) - A 3 or 4-year-old boy found wandering alone inside a store in Encinitas Thursday morning was reunited with his parents, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The boy, who identified himself as Connor, was found abandoned at the Michael's craft store on N. El Camino Rea around 11:30 a.m.

Surveillance video showed the boy following a woman into the store. Just moments later, the woman left without him.

After authorities were notified, the boy was taken into protective custody. 

The department said Thursday night that an investigation is ongoing, but the boy's parents are not considered suspects.