The mother of a 6-year-old Queens boy is outraged at police for what she's calling a slow response time to her son's disappearance yesterday. Shortly before 3 p.m., the boy was in the courtyard at P.S. 80 at dismissal time and managed to walk through the gate without anyone stopping him. He wandered Jamaica, traveling four miles from the school before finally being located at his father's Rockaway Boulevard office—two hours after he was found missing. And that's also when police finally showed up!

The boy's mother, Trina Bascom, is furious; she says she called 911 immediately, but nothing was done to find her son. After frantically searching the area around the school with no success or help from the police, Bascom and another relative, Bernard Lewis, went to the 113th Precinct. According to Lewis, an officer there said, "It's not like it's not a priority, but we get a lot of cases here."

A police spokesman tells ABC that they were responding to a number of other emergencies at the time, including an assault, but they are investigating why the call wasn't responded to "in a more timely manner." And this is hardly the first case of boyhood wanderlust; in April a 5-year-old slipped away from his mother on a sidewalk in Marble Hill in northern Manhattan and rode the subway all the way to South Ferry!