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Parents Unaware They Left Child at Chuck E. Cheese’s Until They Watched News

| by Michael Allen

Harford County, Maryland authorities say that two parents didn’t realize that they had left their 3-year-old daughter Harmony (no last name released) at a Chuck E. Cheese’s until they happened to be watching an 11 p.m. newscast.

The manager of the Chuck E. Cheese's said that Harmony came up to one of the employees shortly after 8 p.m. saying she was thirsty. After being unable to find her parents or the group she was with, the manager called the police.

Deputies waited until 9:30 p.m at the pizza place and then contacted Child Protective Services.

The sheriff’s office also contacted local media to try to locate the child’s parents. After the story aired on the nightly news, the sheriff’s office received phone calls from Harmony’s mother and father, who are separated

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Both said that they thought Harmony left with other family members during the party.

Child Protective Services released Harmony back to her mother after authorities determined it was an accident. The parents were not charged.