Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dad allowed to have custody despite the fact that mom is "missing"; holds 5-year-old daughter hostage in SWAT situation (Pasco County, Florida)

Abusers aren't necessarily stupid people. They know if they hide the body really, really well, that a lot of DAs will be reluctant to charge them with murder. Seemed to work for dad TIMOTHY ARNOLD.

But in the end, a piece of sh** still stinks. Despite the fact that Florida allowed him to retain custody of their 5-year-old daughter, Daddy couldn't even get through the next month without pulling more Daddy Drama. We gotta do the whole hostage-taking, SWAT team standoff thing! With a poor motherless 5-year-old girl in the middle of it!

If Daddy hadn't offed himself, no doubt the authorities would still be allowing him contact with this child.


Child rescued from SWAT situation, father dead, endangered mother missing

Posted: 05/07/2012

By: Kristal Roberts

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Pasco authorities are searching for a missing endangered woman whose 5-year-old daughter was rescued from a SWAT situation Sunday evening.

Authorities found the child’s father dead from a self-inflicted gun wound at the family’s home, located 27154 Ravens Brook Road in Wesley Chapel.

Linda Losacano had been living with her daughter and the child’s father, Timothy Arnold, before she went missing in mid-April.

Deputies went to the Wesley Chapel home to do a follow-up investigation on Losacano, 49, and her daughter, who were reported missing.

When they arrived, no one answered the door and the home was locked. Deputies forced entry into the home at 7:19 p.m. Upon entering, deputies heard gun shots fired.

They saw the 5-year-old girl inside and safety took her out of the home. Deputies called the SWAT team for assistance and re-entered the home at 9:17 p.m.

Authorities found 48-year-old Timothy Arnold’s body with a self-inflicted wound.

The 5-year-old was taken into child protective services.

The girlfriend of the deceased has not been seen from since April 14.