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(CORSICANA, Texas) —  A Texas runaway hid out in a Walmart store for more than two days, burrowing into a stack of paper towels and toilet paper with a second hideout among baby products and strollers, according to authorities and video evidence.

The 14-year-old boy, who has not been identified, was reported missing on July 28. He was staying with his aunt in Corsicana, Texas, while his parents were out of town, Corsicana Police Chief Randy Bratton said Wednesday in a statement. The family told police he has a history of running away, the statement said.

Two days later, at around 11 p.m., police were called to an around-the-clock Walmart, where employees had found the boy.

The runaway was brought to the police station after he was found and was in “fine condition” physically, the chief said.

Police did not notify Child Protective Services as there were no indications the boy was living in a dangerous environment or was the victim of abuse or neglect, according to the release.

The county’s Juvenile Probation Office is now handling the case.

A spokesman for Walmart told ABC News Wednesday the company is “looking into the situation.”

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