11 year-old plays unsupervised in his own back yard for 90 minutes, parents charged with felony neglect

One afternoon this past April, a Florida mom and dad I’ll call Cindy and Fred could not get home in time to let their 11-year-old son into the house. The boy didn’t have a key, so he played basketball in the yard. He was alone for 90 minutes. A neighbor called the cops, and when the parents arrived—having been delayed by traffic and rain—they were arrested for negligence.

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  • Clink9

    Wacky. My kids took their baby sitting course from Red Cross when they were 11.

    How stupid are they in Florida?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      It is Florida.

    • Our parents wouldn’t let us come home, ever;)

      • Clink9

        No kidding. In the summer and on weekends we were out all day until dinner. When I was 10 I took two buses each way in Toronto to the doc’s for allergy shots all the time.

        Anything to destroy families.

  • This story does not seem to be complete.

    How old does a child need to be to play in the back yard unsupervised?

    I rode my bike to elementary school. And the bike rack was always full.

    What the f*ck is wrong in Florida?

    • Samuel

      Diversity, open borders, politics, just to name a few

  • Clinton

    If the Florida CPS isn’t reviewing their regulations and procedures to make
    sure that this sort of thing doesn’t happen again, then we can assume that
    to those bureaucrats, this story doesn’t demonstrate a bug in their system,
    rather, it’s a feature. This story is what the folks at CPS want to see.

    • ntt1

      The neighbour is a moral relative of the vile person who reported Anne Frank. and we will come to see their ilk much encouraged by progressivism and the individual repression they stand for.

  • BillyHW

    The kid was placed in state foster care. And we all know how safe state foster care is for children. Sheesh.

  • Sharkibark

    I was babysitting kids for pay when I was 11, I was thrilled to get a “real” job the same day I turned 14 – working at a Becker’s Store from 4 – 11 oclock at night on Fridays and yes I sold cigarettes, counted cash and was responsible for putting stock away and pricing it correctly as well as working cash. What is wrong with people nowadays – my parents were PROUD of my independence!