Monday, February 11, 2013

Press: Father Arrested After 2-Year-Old Wanders Into Idaho Bar

Posted By on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Stop us if you've heard this one: a 2-year-old walks into a bar ...

This morning's Coeur d'Alene Press reports that a Hayden man was locked up overnight, charged with child endangerment, after his toddler wandered into a Coeur d'Alene bar Sunday afternoon. Witnesses said the boy, wearing a diaper and his Batman pajamas, was alone when he walked into Sully's Pub and Grill in Coeur d'Alene. And he apparently wasn't too shy.

"The child told state police officers his age [and name]," according to a release from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department. "He said his dad's name is Jesse Edwards."

The 36-year-old Edwards was found at a nearby Walmart, where police said that the man "appeared to be under the influence of a substance" and offered no explanation about how he became separated from his child.

The child was released to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

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