GOOD NEWS Reporter Stumbles on the Missing Boy He Was Reporting On
A reporter who had gone to a Tampa neighborhood to cover the search for a missing 10-year-old boy wound up solving the case himself.
According to WFTS-TV, reporter Cameron Polom was sent to the area Friday as police conducted a search on the ground and with a helicopter.
Paul Fagan had gone missing from his home about 14 hours earlier when Polom suddenly spotted him.
Fagan, who said he left home to get away from his little brother, had been hiding in some bushes in a neighbor's yard.
Watch the emotional family reunion above.
More details below via WFTS-TV:
Polom was walking through the neighborhood just minutes after a news conference wrapped up when he spotted the missing Kimball Elementary School student standing alone by a fence.
"He was there in the yard... right next to me," Polom said.
"I just held his hand and walked him over to you guys. It's crazy," Polom told investigators.
Paul's grandmother ran out of the house, crying, and the two embraced.
"The reunion gave me goose bumps," Polom said.
Then, just a few hours later another reunion played out-- this time with his father. "It's like a wonderful joy, like your son first being born," he said.
It's was a day that started off with fear running high, but ended with a lot of smiles from everyone.
"I love him. That's all I can say. I love him," said Paul's father.
When asked why he left, Paul told Cameron, "I just needed space from my little brother."
Paul said he spent the night in his neighbor’s yard in some brush.
Hillsborough County deputies say they did scour that area, but Paul wasn't there when they checked.