Florida Parents Charged with Felony ‘Neglect’ After 11-Year-Old Son Plays in Backyard for 90 Minutes
Two Florida parents were hit with felony neglect charges after their 11-year-old son was reportedly playing alone in the backyard for an hour and a half.
The boy reportedly arrived home before his parents and was locked out of the house, so he shot some hoops in the yard until they arrived.
A neighbor saw the child outside alone and called the local police. When his mother and father arrived home, they were met by a police officer who arrested them for child negligence.
Robert Bianchi and Steve Raiser joined Clayton Morris on “Fox and Friends Weekend” to debate if these charges are too much.
“He didn’t know where his parents were. He was locked out of his house. And he didn’t have access to emergency services, shelter, food, things like that,” Bianchi said.
Raiser countered that there was no danger from the neglect, and felony charges go too far and actually cause more damage. More