5-Year-Old Ditches Day Care for Hooters

Preschooler walks half a mile, probably for the wings
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2008 4:30 PM CDT
A Denton, Texas, boy skipped out of day care and walked half a mile to a nearby Hooters.   (Getty Images (by Event))
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(Newser) – A Texas day-care provider has some explaining to do after losing track of a 5-year-old boy who took off on his own and walked half a mile to the local Hooters, WFAA of Dallas reports. The child asked to use the bathroom and skipped out through an emergency exit shortly before his father arrived to pick him up.

"He let us know that he looked both ways before crossing the road, stopped in the middle and then crossed again," said the restaurant's GM.