This should be on Matthew's hit list of police state brutality.
The father of this boy made the unforgivable mistake of this time, not standing there to watch his children get into the van, like they do every week. He had presumed that his son, along with his "other children" (the story doesn't say if they're siblings or how many of them there are) had boarded the van, but in fact, his son had not, and had instead remained outside the van, to play in the neighborhood (perhaps alone?), and then had walked a half mile away to a local convenience store.
Why didn't the van driver notify the father before driving off? No cell phone? Was it a new driver who didn't know there was a boy missing? Didn't the other children (siblings? girls? boys? brothers? sisters?) mention it to the driver? Was the driver in too much of a hurry to worry about details?
So the police picked up the boy and brought him home, after claiming that the boy had been unable to say what his address is, and appeared to be 'lost'. (The father says that's a lie, and his son knows where he lives as he knows that whole neighborhood.) Upon returning the boy to his home, the police arrested the father for "child endangerment."
This is really scanty coverage -- looks like "political correctness" is making news reporting vague and full of missing details!