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7-year-old left outside bathroom while father ODs inside

MADISON (WKOW) — Employees of a Madison convenience store called police Wednesday after seeing a 7-year-old boy knocking on the door of the bathroom for nearly 20 minutes.

When paramedics arrived at the Kwik Trip, 2402 W. Broadway and were able to get inside, they found the boy’s unconscious father along with drug paraphernalia, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

Paramedics administered Naloxone and the father became responsive.

Officers let him know that his son was okay, but based on store surveillance video, had been left unattended for nearly an hour after the father entered the bathroom.

The child’s mother arrived to take the boy home.

The father is eligible for the MPD’s Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI), which offers those who overdose the opportunity of a referral to treatment as an alternative to jail, according to police.

Courtney Terlecki

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