Minn. dad who abandoned son arrested in Calif.

Associated Press

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A father accused of abandoning his 11-year-old son in Minnesota has been arrested in California.

A statement from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department says 60-year-old Steven Alexander Cross was arrested Monday afternoon in Cambria, a small coastal town.

A warrant complaint says Cross left his son Sebastian a letter telling him to move in with neighbors because their house was in foreclosure. Authorities say another letter asked the neighbors to take care of his son. The boy has been placed in foster care.