Yet another case where Mom is working, and the deadbeat dad is snoozing....and neglecting the house and kids. That's the problem with these types. They don't do jacksh**. Moms get stuck doing it all, plus cleaning up after Daddy because he can't be bothered.
Dad is identified as PHILIP JOSEPH BENOIT.
Tarpon man charged with child neglect after 2-year-old found with head stuck in fence
By Mike Brassfield, Times Staff Writer
Tampa Bay Times Posted: Feb 29, 2012 02:27 PM
TARPON SPRINGS — The 2-year-old girl was found with her head stuck in a hole in a wooden privacy fence.
The fence was between the apartment complex off Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. where the girl lives, and the day care center next door. An employee of the center saw the child and flagged down a police officer for help.
At the apartment complex, police eventually found the child's father sound asleep in a filthy, fly-ridden apartment, authorities said.
He told officers that his daughter must have left home through an open sliding door because she always wanted to play with kids at the day care center during recess.
The father — Philip Joseph Benoit, 22, of Tarpon Springs — was arrested Tuesday on child neglect charges. He remained in the Pinellas County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of $10,000 bail.
After paramedics checked out the 2-year-old girl, police said she was placed in the custody of her mother, who had been at work during the incident.