Utah Corn Mazes Lacking In Security Regulation

Corn mazes are a fun fall tradition for a lot of families.

A three-year-old boy got left in a Utah corn maze Monday night.

The child is now back with parents, but police continue to investigate Tuesday.

The corn maze staff got the boy a blanket.

Kendall Schmidt, who runs the maze, told The Washington Post, "He was crying and upset and obviously scared".

According to staff at the Crazy Corn Maze, the boy was emotional, but finally calmed down when a West Jordan officer put a movie on her laptop for the child, reports CBS affiliate KUTV.

Jensen also advises corn maze owner to walk through their corn maze every night before they close. He couldn't tell us his name.

Eventually a police officer came to keep the little boy company, showing him Finding Dory in the cruiser.

An off-duty police officer let the boy watch a movie on a laptop in her patrol auto while staff members walked through the maze with a bullhorn trying to find the parents.

Monson said the youngster's mom called police around 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday to report that her child was absent. "These are all questions [investigators] want to ask", Sgt. Joe Monson of the West Jordan Police Department said, according to KUTV. They waited until the maze had closed and everyone had left before placing the child in the care of the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) for the night.

Monson says investigators went to the boy's home, where multiple families live with approximately 10 or more children.

Vanessa Coleman

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