Missing Brooklyn boy found in Union Square, mom wants to thank woman who found him

He just didn’t want to pick up the dog poop.

Kareem Granton, 11, disappeared after hanging out with a friend in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on Wednesday because he wanted no part of cleaning up after his dog Queeny, a family spokesman said.

“This came down to someone who just didn’t want to do his chores,” community activist Tony Herbert said at a press conference Monday after a good Samaritan spotted Kareem on a subway train. “This was a kid who was just going to go out in the world on his own.”

Kareem -- at the press conference with his mom, Precious Granton, 26 -- said he slept on the train for five nights after having "a tantrum in the moment."

Angry over being told to clean up after Queenie when he got home from school Wednesday, Kareem darted upstairs to his friend's house, Herbert said. The two then took off to a nearby Chuck E. Cheese's to eat. Kareem never made it back.

"I knew my mom was looking for me," said the intrepid boy who survived on the $10 his stepdad had given him. “I’m all right,” he said. “I just had a little tour out in the world.”

His anxious mother said she "felt like a million dollars" when she heard Kareem was found by a rider on a southbound 4 train.

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