COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- Idaho State Police tracked down and arrested the father of a 2-year-old boy who was found after he wandered into a Coeur d’Alene bar alone.
The boy walked into Sully’s Pub and Grill on N. Government Way around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
He told officers his name was Jake Edwards, and that his dad’s name is Jesse Edwards. The boy was wearing an inside out pajama top, sweatpants and boots, and a diaper that looked like it had not been changed for awhile, police said.
Officers contacted 36-year-old Jesse Edwards of Hayden by cell phone, and were able to confirm Jake Edwards is his child.
Police met up with Jesse Edwards at the Hayden Wal-mart. Officers said he appeared to be under the influence of a substance.
Authorities said Edwards offered no explanation about how he became separated from his child.
Edwards was placed under arrest for child endangerment and taken to jail.
The child’s mother has not made contact with Idaho State Police.
It is not known where and with whom the child is staying.