A 13-year-old boy who disappeared from a men’s room in Yankee Stadium was found early Sunday, police said.
Hundreds of police and security guards searched for Majelique Lewis of Stamford, Conn., after he vanished during the seventh-inning stretch of the Yankees-Angels game Friday night.
Police spokesman Bernard Gifford said he had no information on how the boy left the stadium in the Bronx and traveled to the neighboring borough of Queens, where he was found in front of a building in good health.
The boy’s mother had immediately reported him missing to stadium security, who notified police about an hour later.
A search of the stadium, including parking lots, restricted areas and locked rooms, was fruitless, police said. Officers also searched nearby fast-food restaurants and train stations.
Every stadium exit is monitored by security cameras and Lewis’ mother did not spot him on hours of recorded images, police said. He attended the game with his 65-year-old foster mother, brother and two sisters, police said.
Lewis has no behavioral or mental problems and no history of running away, police said.
Between 10 and 15 children are reported missing at every Yankees game and are almost immediately located, police said.