Update March 5, 1 a.m.:
Here’s the latest press release from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office on the 3-year-old who was inadvertently left behind at Chuck E. Cheese following a party:
Three year old “Harmony” reunited with Parents
(March 5, 2012 – Bel Air, MD) – At approximately 8:30pm on Sunday, March 5, 2012, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Chuck E Cheese located at the Festival in Bel Air, when the manager reported that a 3 year old female child had been left unattended at the restaurant.
The manager of the restaurant told deputies that a large group consisting of approximately four adults and over ten children had arrived at the restaurant at approximately 4pm. As they had not made reservations and paid in cash, there wasn’t a record of the party. The manager recalled that the large group left the restaurant at approximately 8pm. Shortly after 8pm, the 3 year old little girl, identified as Harmony approached an employee saying she was thirsty. The staff was unable to locate any parents or adult guardians and contacted the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies waited with the child at the restaurant until approximately 9:30pm when they returned to the Southern Precinct and contacted Child Protective Services. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office made contact with the local media in an effort to share the child’s photo to locate the child’s parents.
Minutes following the 11pm news broadcast, several phone calls were received by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct, to include calls from Harmony’s father and mother, who share joint custody of the child.
Investigation determined that Harmony was inadvertently left behind at the restaurant, by family members who thought she was in the company of other family members. Both parents responded to the Southern Precinct and Child Protective Services released Harmony to her mother. There are no charges expected to be filed in connection with this incident.
Update 11:41 p.m.: The Harford County Sheriff’s Office just reported that the parents of Harmony, the 3-year-old found alone at Chuck E. Cheese at 8:30 p.m. tonight, have been located and are on their way to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct.
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating the parents or guardians of 3-year-old girl named Harmony who was found unsupervised at the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Bel Air at 8:30 p.m. today. Here are the details released by the department:
Harmony, a three year old little girl, was located in the Chuckie Cheese in Bel Air MD at approximately 8:30p. She approached an employee and asked for a drink. Employees were not able to locate parents or adult guardians in the restaurant. HCSO deputies responded to the restaurant and waited approximately an hour.
Harmony is now at Southern Precinct – anyone with information regarding “Harmony” please contact 410-612-1717.
Harmony has told deputies that she has sister named Heaven, an older brother – no name provided and dad’s name is Jesse.
Any additional questions, please contact me at the Southern precinct. 410-612-1717