A 4 year old girl is back with her family after relatives left her at a Chuck E. Cheese in Bel Air. Investigators say it was all a big mistake. It was supposed to be a fun Sunday afternoon. DeShawna Tyson was one of nine children who went to the Chuck E. Cheese with her aunt and her aunt's boyfriend. But when it was time to leave, the 4 year old girl was left behind. "She's fine now, out of harms way and in good hands," says the girl's grandmother Natalie Tyson. Tyson says it was a case of miscommunication.
The aunt and her boyfriend rounded up the kids and left in separate cars, each thinking the girl was with the other. When they got home, they went straight to bed. DeShawna's mother got home from work later that night and went to sleep. It wasn't until the next morning they realized the girl wasn't home. Sgt. David Betz with the Harford County Sheriff’s Department says, "One of the kids says, mom gets home late that night very tired goes to bed and then they realize when they see DeShawna's picture on the news this morning at 5 am that she indeed was missing." Tyson says, "A couple of my neighbors knocked on my door telling me the mom and dad wanted me to come to their home so they could discuss what happened to my grandbaby and I did that immediately."
The girl was placed in foster care overnight. Family members rushed to the sheriff's office Monday morning after they found out DeShawna was missing. DeShawna’s older brother Martaz Graham says, “The family was worried at first but now they're alright." It’s fortunate ending to a situation that could've turned out a lot worse. The sheriff's office says the family will not be charged.
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