NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The grandfather of a 3-year-old boy that went missing Friday night has been charged.
Wiley Reynolds, 49, fell asleep on the “F” train in Brooklyn while he was supposed to be watching over his grandson Kah-yon Reynolds, CBS 2 reported.
When Reynolds woke up in Queens by mistake, Kah-yon was no where to be seen.
The toddler’s disappearance set off a massive manhunt across New York City.
However, the 3-year-old turned up in Newark after a friend of the grandfather — who was riding the subway with them — took the child home. Police said he was found in good health.
Police sources told CBS 2 on Friday that Reynolds, who they said takes methadone, usually picks up the boy at his Newark home to take him for a walk. But this time, the grandfather took the boy to Brooklyn with someone police called a “methadone clinic” friend, and the grandfather fell asleep on the subway, police said.
The NYPD called the methadone clinic and tracked down the grandfather’s friend via cellphone, finding out that the friend and the child were on their way to Newark, police said.
Reynolds is now facing charges for failing to exercise control of a minor.
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