Teenager missing after disappearing from Yankee Stadium bathroom
July 30, 2005, 1:31 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) _ A 13-year-old boy from Stamford, Conn., was missing Saturday afternoon after he disappeared from a men's room Friday night on his first trip to Yankee Stadium, police said.
Hundreds of police and security guards failed to find Majelique Lewis after he disappeared during a trip to the bathroom during the seventh-inning stretch of a Yankees-Angels game, police said.
His mother immediately reported him missing to security, who notified police about an hour later, about 10:05 p.m. 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 without results.
The search ended around 5:40 a.m.
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 mother, brother and and two sisters, police said.
Lewis has no behavioral or mental problems and no history of running away, police said.
"He's an average kid," said Arthur Shannonhouse, who answered the phone at Lewis' home and identified himself as the teenager's father.
Between 10 and 15 children are reported missing at every Yankees game and are almost immediately located, police said.