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Missing boy, 3, found safe in Pasadena

October 18, 2010 | 12:16 am

A 3-year-old who had been the subject of a frantic search was found by a good Samaritan late Sunday night -- more than 24 hours after his allegedly drunk father lost him after leaving a Pasadena wedding party.

Young Dylan Kurihara was found in his father's car, sleeping and strapped in his car seat, by Pasadena resident Rowdy Metzger, 39.

Metzger joined the search because  "he said he had some kids about the same age and needed to get out and see if he could help," said Pasadena police Cmdr. Darryl Qualls.

Police said the boy was a little thirsty but otherwise in excellent condition and was taken for a checkup to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.

-- Howard Blume