I am glad you got the child back, but am a little alarmed at the number of parents, including the original poster, who are mad at Tom Dragon. When the hell did a kids’ funland in an undeveloped country with a not-so-spotless record of child abductions somehow become a substitute for proper care and babysitting?
I don’t have children, but would never leave a four-year-old unattended in a public area like that, regardless if it was a designated kids land or not. Sorry, but some of that anger you’ve directed at that business and the cops needs to be directed at yourself–think before you leave a four-year-old alone.
My hunch is that he just walked out himself. He probably is too ashamed to tell you because he doesn’t want to get into trouble. I walked my younger sister out of a hotel room once in Hong Kong when I was four, right under my parents’ noses, and it sent my father on a frantic search for us. He caught us right when we were stepping into the elevator. Don’t underestimate the power of a toddler.