CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—A 12-year-old Chesterfield County boy with autism, who was missing for hours on Monday, has been found safe at the new Krispy Kreme on Midlothian Turnpike.
The boy's family can now make light of the situation and is just grateful he's home.
This all started around 2 p.m. on Feb. 24, when 12-year-old Yurik Jones got off the school bus at Keswick Place, just a few yards from his front door.
When he didn't show up at home, his mother called Jones' school, his bus driver and then the police.
Someone even saw Jones at a 7-Eleven about 2 miles away from his home.
Jones' family says he sometimes makes sporadic decisions because he has autism. He was on punishment, so his family thinks that's why rebelled and just took off.
"We are just happy," said Jones' sister, Kasia Morris. "We figured he would eventually get hungry. He does not realize the trouble he's caused ... he's scared."
Jones is doing fine and when everything calms down, his family is going to explain to him how much panic he caused.
His family is also going to look into new technology that can help track him in the future.
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