Update from a Walmart employee: There was a prank call in reference to a missing 5 year old boy at the store. After investigating, it was determined the person made a prank call and there was no missing boy.
Rockford Scanner Fan Penny Pratt Mesch:
My daughter was at the Northridge Walmart almost an hour ago (Approx. 8 pm) when the announcement was made that there was a lost 5 yr old boy wearing a red shirt and black pants in the store. They did not lock down the store but everyone started searching for the child with no luck! My daughter just left a few minutes ago (approx. 8:45 pm) and the police were just arriving then. If they didn’t lock down someone could of walked out with the child or he could of wandered outside alone! She said he had not been found yet as of 10 minutes ago (8:45pm)