Grandparents of 3-year-old Boy Abandoned at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Ask For Custody

By Ben Fractenberg on April 26, 2010 9:22am | Updated on April 26, 2010 9:14am

Donald and Frieda Fons hold a picture of their grandson Nathaniel Fons who was found missing at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday April 20, 2010.
Donald and Frieda Fons hold a picture of their grandson Nathaniel Fons who was found missing at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday April 20, 2010.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MIDTOWN EAST — The grandparents of a three-year-old boy left abandoned at St. Patrick's Cathedral are seeking custody of him, the Associated Press  reported Monday.

Donald and Frieda Fons are expected to ask a Family Court in New York today for custody of their grandson Nathaniel, who police said was left at the cathedral last Tuesday with a note in his hand that had the name of a Florida detective.

Police said the boy was brought to St. Patrick’s by a couple after his mother was arrested on counterfeiting charges.

The Fonses, who live in Land O' Lakes, Florida, said they plan to head to St. Patrick’s to thank the guards who found their grandson after the custody hearing.

Donald and Frieda Fons hold up a picture of their grandson Nathaniel Fons  in their home Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Land O' Lakes, Fla.
Donald and Frieda Fons hold up a picture of their grandson Nathaniel Fons in their home Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Land O' Lakes, Fla.
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