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Fox News reports that "employees at a 24-hour Walmart in Texas were shocked to find a teenage boy who apparently called the store home for four days without being noticed."

According to the story, "Police said the unidentified teen made a hole in a wall of a drink aisle to take items without being noticed and used diapers to avoid having to use the restroom."

Fox News adds that "Child Protective Services said the boy, who lives with relatives, was visiting other family members when he disappeared. Police released the boy to his relatives and said there’s no indication Walmart plans to file charges."
KC's View:
Two questions.

How bad must things have been at home that this kid would rather wear diapers than be there?

And how bad must things be at this particular Walmart that employees did not notice this for four days? This is almost impossible to imagine…