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Missing Eight-Year-Old Boy Found in Provo

Missing Eight-Year-Old Boy Found in Provo



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Sam Penrod Reporting An eight-year-old Orem boy is home safe after he ran away from the dentist's office.

Christian Cook: "I'm not going to do it again."

That's Christian Cook who was missing for nearly three hours. The idea of getting a cavity filled was too much for him. The boy, who suffers from Tourette Syndrome, disappeared just after his parents brought him to the dentist near 3700 North and University Avenue. He ran away as soon as his parents got him out of the van.

Police searched along north University Avenue for him, but it was a KSL radio reporter who helped find Christian, who was on his way home.

Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio: "I knew it had to be him. I looked at him one more time. He flipped around and I yelled, 'Christian!' He stopped and looked at me."

The boy's parents thank the Provo Police and Fire departments for their help in searching for Christian.

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