The nails were still fresh from the boarding-up of a vacated apartment complex at 23rd and Prospect when the owner swung by this morning to do some repairs. KMBC reports that inside one of the units, the landlord found the squattest of squatters: a 3-year-old boy, alone in a room.
The landlord called the police. When they arrived on the scene, they were trailed by the boy's 22-year-old mother.
The boy was taken to the hospital to be treated for a severe case of eczema, and the mother was arrested to be treated for a severe case of parental horridness.