Dallas Police say the man who picked up five year old Edwin Villareal from the Maple Lawn Elementary School just after noon on Tuesday, picked up the wrong Edwin. The man, who police have not identified, was picking up an “Edwin Villareal” for a friend. Lt. CL Williams says no one at the school checked the man’s credentials.
When the parents of the boy that was taken showed up shortly afterwards, the search for the boy and man got underway. Dallas ISD Police were able to locate them at the man’s house a few hours later. It became apparent that this was just a case of mistaken identity and nothing more. However, the man was arrested for minor outstanding warrants.
Meanwhile, The Dallas School District says they will be looking at their policy for dismissal at all of their schools.