WARREN, MI (NBC) - Police in Warren, Michigan are investigating after a 3-year-old boy was left alone after his own birthday party.
Police said the boy was having a birthday party at Little Caesars Caesarland. The manager of the store called police at 9 p.m. that night when they noticed the boy was there with no adults. Officers were unable to find the boy's parents.
The child was taken into protective custody, and he was placed into foster care.
On Monday around 1 p.m., corporate security from Caesarland contacted Warren police and said a male had been asking about his missing 3-year-old son.
"This is a disturbing and outrageous situation that the person responsible for the care of this 3-year-old child would take over 36 hours before inquiring as to the whereabouts of their child," said Warren Police Chief William Dwyer. "Our detectives will conduct a thorough investigation and then report their findings to the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office for criminal prosecution if deemed necessary."
Both parents live in Warren but are not married. Warren police are questioning both parents, and said they may be charged with child abandonment and child abuse.