Bathroom break caused mother to lose kids in limo


QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – State Police say they were able to reunite a mother with her two children after they were accidentally separated at a local gas station on Monday.

Officials say at approximately 6:15 a.m. 26-year-old Crymson Aldrich of Hogansburg reported to State Police that she had been traveling in a limousine with her mother, 48-year-old Melissa Fox and her 8 and 6-year-old sons when they stopped at the Stewart’s Shop at Exit 18 in Queensbury to get gas.

Aldrich told police they had been on their way to Albany Intl. in the limo through a Make-A-Wish trip to Florida for her son. She said both she and Fox went into the gas station to use the restroom and left the boys in the limo because they were sleeping. When they went back outside, the limo was gone.

Aldrich said there were no other adults with her children except the driver who apparently didn’t realize that the two women had gone inside. The limo was described as a black Lincoln stretch limo with no further description.

A message was put out to area patrols to look out for the limo while the women were transported south on I-87 to re-unite them with the children. Troopers then found and stopped the limo in the area of Exit 9 in Clifton Park.

Aldrich and Fox were brought to where the children were found to be in good health and had slept through the entire incident. The limo driver was interviewed and confirmed that he didn’t know the adults had exited the limo while he was pumping gas.

The entire family was able to make it to Albany Airport in time for their flight to Florida.

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