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Double Whammy

The big 4th of July weekend had just begun & my parents (whom I still live with) were setting up a tent in the backyard. Originally the wanted the table & chairs from the deck to go inside the tent but found out the legs might puncture the pleather bottom of the tent. So knowing about my strong arms, they dragged me with them to the nearest Wallyworld to go shopping for a less puncture-prone set of patio furniture. Since the Portsmouth, NH Walmart is rather ordinary, I expected them to just pick out the table & chairs, pay for them & go home. All of that was about to change that Saturday, for what do I see but some Canadian tourist walking around with a piece of tissue paper hanging out of his nose (& he’s totally oblivious aboot it, eh), marking the first Person of Walmart sighting in Portsmouth & just when it couldn’t get any weirder, as we were exiting the store, we saw a barefoot teenage boy walking around the parking lot. That was quite a day, in which, alas, the search for patio furniture was fruitless.

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Lost: Baby

PLEASANTON, Calif. — A 2-year-old boy who was found in the parking lot of a Pleasanton Walmart store early Thursday morning after he wandered out of his apartment and across a four-lane road has been reunited with his mother, police said.

A manager at the Walmart, located at 4501 Rosewood Drive, had stepped outside to take a break at about 3 a.m. and found the boy in the parking lot, barefoot and wearing only a white T-shirt and a diaper, police Sgt. Maria Munayer said.

The manager called police, who searched the area but were unable to find the boy’s parents, and officers brought the boy to the Child Protective Services intake center, Munayer said.

At about 6 a.m., police received a frantic 911 call from a woman who said her young son was missing from her home at the Archstone Hacienda apartments, across Owens Drive from the Walmart.

It appears the boy let himself out through the front door, which was built to Americans with Disabilities Act standards to accommodate people in a wheelchair, Munayer said.

“It would have been pretty easy for the child to have gone out the front door because the apartment is ADA compliant, meaning that the door handle is positioned very low on the door,” she said.

The child was uninjured and is in “very good spirits,” Munayer said. He has been reunited with his mother.

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