Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dad arrested after 4-year-old son found wandering streets (Boynton Beach, Florida)

Dad ROMILUS DUVELSAINT has been arrested on child neglect charges after his 4-year-old son was found wandering the streets. The boy has been left with an aunt. Why? What happened to the mother? Is this a single father?



Boynton father arrested after 4-year-old son found wandering streets, police say

By Alexia Campbell, Sun Sentinel

9:05 a.m. EST, December 14, 2010

BOYNTON BEACH — A Boynton Beach man was arrested Monday night after a driver found the man's 4-year-old son wandering alone near a busy intersection, according to police.

The driver spotted the boy around 8 p.m. at the intersection of South Congress Avenue and Southwest Congress Boulevard, police records show. The driver called police and waited with the boy, who was wearing sweatpants, a T-shirt and no shoes.

The child showed police where he lived, but relatives said they weren't aware the boy had been home before he wandered off.

The father, Romilus Duvelsaint, 31, soon arrived and told officers he had left the boy sleeping at home, and had yelled to his sister that he was leaving. The sister was asleep and didn't hear him.

When the boy woke up, he walked outside to look for his dad.

Duvelsaint was arrested on a charge of child neglect, according to police.

They notified the Florida Department of Children & Families and left the child with his aunt.