A Florida mother says she is bewildered after she was arrested and charged with child neglect for letting her son walk to a nearby park alone.
â€œIâ€™m totally dumbfounded by this whole situation,â€Â Port St. Lucie resident Nicole Gainey told WPTV.
Gainey thought nothing of letting Dominic, her 7-year-old son, walk to Sportsmanâ€™s Park on Saturday.
The park is about half a mile from Gaineyâ€™s home and it takes Dominic between 10 to 15 minutes to make the jaunt.
â€œHonestly didnâ€™t think I was doing anything wrong,â€ Gainey said. â€œI was letting him go play.â€
Dominic passed a public pool on his way to the park. A person there asked him where his parents were.
â€œThey asked me a couple questions and I got scared so I ran off to the park and they called the cops,â€ Dominic told WPTV.