Last Friday, 5-year-old David Lundy was abducted from his home in West Windsor, New Jersey. Lundy was about to be removed from his home however after child services stepped in and decided his care takers, his aunt and grandfather, were not suitable guardians. In a desperate effort to keep his grandson with him, his 50-year-old grandfather took him from the home Friday night and went on the run. Officers finally caught up with them after they were spotted at a McDonald’s restaurant in Florence, South Carolina on Tuesday around 11:30 a.m.
The boy’s grandfather, Morris Lundy, despite his good intentions, was arrested and taken into custody. He is currently being held in Florence County Jail pending extradition. He is charged with kidnapping, interference with child custody and endangering the welfare of a child.
David Lundy was also checked over by the medical personal and was found to be in excellent condition. Even the boy’s asthma, which originally was one of the police’s major concerns, was in check. Despite what has happened, David still is taking everything well. He’s been seen talking and smiling as if nothing different has happened and he will stay under the care of the South Carolina Department of Social Services until he can be sent back to New Jersey. Once he returns to his home town, he’ll be placed in the care of the Division of Youth and Family services.