Mother and Father have two young children, the oldest autistic with special needs.
After the parents separate, the Father fails to return the children from a weekend visit.
Eight months ago. The divorce isn’t even final yet.
Father keeps changing attorneys or missing court, so Mother is unable to communicate amicably about their children.
Law enforcement authorities view the disappearance of the children as a family matter, for family court and, apparently, do little.
Until Father tries to cross the border to Canada with their kids. Twice. Unsuccessfully.
The first time Father doesn’t have required papers. The second time the customs agent follows a hunch.
At that point, a felony warrant is finally issued.
A good samaritan reports a man and two children walking in 20 degree weather in Pennsylvania … with no coats or jackets on.
That leads to Father’s arrest and the children are taken into protective custody.