MD girl, 3, left behind at Chuck E. Cheese; parents find out after she appears on evening news1:52 pm - 03/07/2012
A pair of Maryland parents left their 3-year-old daughter behind at a Chuck E. Cheese after a party - and didn't realize it until seeing her on the news hours later.
The tot, named Harmony, was left behind at the Bel Air family pizza joint after her parents attended a large party on Sunday, ABC News reported.
Her parents are separated, and both assumed the girl had gone home with the other, authorities said.
Staff members didn't realize the girl had been left behind until around 8 p.m., when she approached a worker to ask for a drink, ABC News reported.
Hartford County cops eventually called local news stations after they were unable to find her parents, and the little girl appeared on a local 11 p.m. broadcast.
Both parents called the sheriff's office after the segment ran, authorities said.
Eventually, Harmony's mom picked her up.
Child welfare agents said the incident was an accident and charges aren't expected to be filed.
Neither parent was identified.
Source thinks it could have gone a hellllll of a lot worse than it went... and is super glad it didn't.