6-year-old Oklahoma boy in diaper placed in state custody

Officers were sent to the 8700 block of Cord Avenue after a neighbor reported a boy walking alone in the rain and said the boy never went to school.
BY MATT PATTERSON mpatterson@opubco.com Published: December 22, 2011
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A 6-year-old boy clad in a diaper and a T-shirt “was very willing to go with me,” when told he was to be taken into state custody, an Oklahoma City police officer said.

“He ran and got his coat,” officer Jennifer Morris wrote in her account of finding the boy in a filthy house that reeked of burned marijuana.

Police were sent to the house in the 8700 block of Cord Avenue on Monday after a neighbor reported seeing the child walking by himself in the rain. The neighbor said the child was often outside by himself and did not go to school.

The boy's mother told police her son was not allowed to go to school because he was not potty-trained, according to the report. Police withheld the mother's name because she had not been arrested or charged on Wednesday.

Police wrote a ticket for marijuana possession to Kristopher Hauser, 19, who identified himself as the boy's older brother and smelled of burned marijuana when he met Morris in the driveway of the home, the report states.

Public records show the resident of that address as Shandra Hauser, 42.

No one answered the door Wednesday, and no one answered the telephone at the phone number provided by police.

Morris said she and another officer found dried pet urine and feces on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink, trash piled up in the living room and clear plastic baggies with marijuana residue in them on the coffee table.


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