A five-year-old boy from St. Petersburg was found by the roadside in the Sverdlovsk Oblast on Friday, more than 2,000 kilometers from his home. The boy told the man who found him that his name was Daniil Yermakov and that he was from Ulitsa Polyarnikov in St. Petersburg. He said he had been left alone by the side of the road by his father, web portal Fontanka.ru reported.
The boy said he had been driven by his father from St. Petersburg, but that his father had then told him to get out of the car by the edge of a forest and told him to wait there while he went to a food store.
St. Petersburg police determined the boy’s exact address, and that he lived there with his mother Olga, 47, brother Anton, 22, and a 26-year-old man with whom his mother lived. The police also ascertained that the boy’s father was a citizen of Moldova. However, none of the boy’s relatives were reportedly at home, and the neighbors said the family had departed for the Sverdlovsk Oblast by car.
It is not clear how long the boy had spent alone, but police said his condition was satisfactory.
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