Thursday, August 29, 2013

Custodial dad arrested after 3-year-old daughter left home alone found wandering the streets at night (Orlando, Florida)

Oh yea, right. MOM is the one with the drinking problem. Typical abuser daddy finger pointing? After all, that's a successful strategy for stripping the mother of custody, isn't it?

Let's see. We have a custodial dad who abandons a 3-year-old girl in a filthy apartment (full of beer cans!). The girl is found wandering the street at almost 11:00 at night. A neighbor calls the police. Daddy shows up some 45 minutes later, "slurring his words and wreaking of alcohol." But he insists the mother is the one with the booze issues? Check out the mirror, dude.

Who gave this loser custody?And explain to me again how poor daddies are discriminated against in the family courts? Bull malarkey.

Notice that Mom still doesn't get custody back after this. The abuser's family does. Typical.

Dad is identified as NATHAN LLOYD PETERSON.,0,6053065.story

Police find 3-year-old in parking lot, arrest father

An Orlando man is accused of leaving his 3-year-old daughter alone inside their apartment while he went out with a friend late Wednesday, according to police.

Nathan Lloyd Peterson, 28, was charged with child neglect after Orlando Police found his child wandering around in the 4000 block of Middlebrook Pointe Drive about 10:44 p.m., said Lt. Daniel Schad, a police spokesman.

Neighbor Melissa Harvey was bemused by the stomping she heard in the apartment above and when she checked, the child was walking down the stairwell alone into the parking lot.

Harvey called police after she couldn't find the girl's father, she said in the report.

Inside their Coconuts Palms apartment, officers found beer cans strewn about and a plate of old food on the girl's play table, according to an arrest report.

Peterson arrived at the apartment 45 minutes later with a friend, slurring his words and wreaking of alcohol. He said he had custody of his daughter because the girl's mother has a drinking problem.

He told police his twin brother Timothy Peterson was supposed to be watching the girl.

But when officers contacted the brother at work he refuted Nathan Peterson's story. He told police his brother was in the apartment with his niece when he left for work.

Timothy Peterson said he would never leave his niece alone if his brother wasn't there.

Police noted in their report that an hour and a half passed before Nathan Peterson inquired about his daughter's well-being.

The Department of Children and Families placed the child with Peterson's cousin.

Peterson is being held in the Orange County Jail.