Boys ages 6 & 7 left at restaurant

May 18th, 2013

Boys ages 6 & 7 left at restaurant


05/18/2013 113 hours



Cracker Barrel, 21 Industrial Drive, Tilden Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania



Names withheld

Father, age 28, Nazareth, PA

Mother, age 23, Nazareth, PA

Children: male age 6, male age 7, and newborn child three weeks old.



On 05/18/2013, Tilden Township Police were dispatched to the Cracker Barrel, 21 Industrial Drive, for a report of children left at the restaurant after their parents had left. Cracker Barrel managers took care of the children while an investigation was conducted.


Upon investigation, it was determined that the mother had left in one vehicle with the newborn child thinking that the father had the two boys. The father left in another vehicle thinking the mother had the two boys. Both parents traveled home in separate vehicles to Nazareth, PA and realized that the two boys were still at Cracker Barrel.


The mother called Cracker Barrel to advise that she was en route to pick up her children. The mother did arrive and she was reunited with her children.


There was no evidence to support criminal charges in this case.



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