Paul Ezekial Fagan, 10, had been missing for 14 hours when Polom found him hiding in some bushes near his grandmother’s house at 7 AM last Friday. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for Fagan last night with the help of search dogs and helicopters, to no avail.
“He’s looking at me and I’m thinking, ‘Could this possibly be this kid? Is this really happening?’ It was a very surreal moment,” he told TODAY.com. “When I saw him, he looked not only tired, but he looked scared he might be in trouble. He’s 10 years old and he’s a smart kid — he knew he was in a little bit of trouble for what he had done.”
Polom took Fagan to some cops nearby, with cameras rolling, and reunited him with his grandmother and family.