TSN’s Sportscentre anchor Dan O’Toole had quite the day yesterday, losing then finding his one-month-old baby and chose to take his followers and sports fans along for the wild ride.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the timeline
- Mid-afternoon, Dan Tweeted posted a cryptic IG about his 1-month-old daughter, Oakland being ‘gone’. That post had people thinking his baby was dead so he edited the message implying baby Oakland was taken by someone and hoped she was alive.
- After his post went viral (this is where it gets weird), concerned Canadian’s started tweeting in support of Dan looking for Amber Alerts which you’d think would have been issued prior to Dan’s dark post about his missing baby. So naturally, Dan took exception to a Global News reporter’s effort to help locate Dan’s child which is a curious thing to do when someone has taken your child.
- After carving ‘Travis the reporter’ Dan updated all of us again by editing the same missing baby post for the fourth time. This time the police in Peterborough ‘hung up’ on him and neither the police nor Children’s Aid could confirm or locate his baby. He also wanted everyone to know his ex-wife wasn’t involved in “This” making me wonder what ‘This” is.
*This is where the Saga of Baby Oakland takes a twist.
Dan said he still had no clue where his baby was but prior to that reports of Dan’s baby being safe with the mother started to roll in.
I’m very relieved to hear that Dan O’Toole’s daughter is safe and sound, and I’ll gently suggest we all leave it at that and give the family some space.
— Melissa Martin (@DoubleEmMartin) July 3, 2020
- Just after midnite, Dan took to twitter to tell everyone baby Oakland had been found safe then proceeded to shit on anyone who A) had a dissenting opinion about him playing this out on Social Media and B) He’s been defamed which again, is an odd thing to tweet about minutes after finding your missing 5 week old.
I’m a father of three boys.
We almost lost my eldest a few times over the past few years to addiction. Days would go by between slurred phone calls where I didn’t know where he was or if he was ok.
I quietly dealt with the proper authorities in an effort to influence a result for him for 5 years.
He’s brilliant and sober now, but none of that took place on Instagram or Twitter because that’s not where you deal with domestic issues unless you’re trying to influence a narrative to drive a result or reach out for help. In MY opinion.
One night years ago, my car was missing along with my son. I’ll save you the details but it took the police hours to find him and when they did, I was relieved, thankful, and ready for bed, not ready to fight.
I can’t speak to why there was no amber alert for Oakland Newman-O’Toole but from everything we’ve pieced together, this was and is a domestic issue, not a legal issue. Dan willingly brought this domestic issue into a public forum to millions of people who all reacted which was his intended purpose. To what end, no one knows but I think it’s fair to question Dan’s reasoning for bringing something so fucking deadly serious into a public forum without asking for the publics’ help, then chastising people for questioning his motives for doing so.
From the outside in it looks like the mother of his child left with the baby and Dan used his massive social media following to affect a domestic result. I’m not saying that’s what happened but if it is, that explains why there was no amber alert.
We have more information and we’ll update you as this progresses. I’m just happy the baby is safe and hope EVERYONE involved can get some help.
PS. DAN has since deleted the entire affair from TWITTER and IG.
It gets weirder and weirder and weirder.
I know a lot of people are reading this so I feel it’s important to say something on Dan’s behalf. Please don’t judge him and his situation; for his little girl’s sake.
We only know about this because he put it out there but realizing any hurtful narrative about anyone’s state of mind or who did what isn’t important for those little ladies or their parents. No one knows the genesis and Until Dan further updates or he and his family choose to address it, started rumors REALLY, damages the O’Toole kids so be respectful online about rumors you create or share.
That’s why there are no tweets in this post so please, do likewise and don’t further the damage by being assholes.