CUCKOO TOWN: Mom Arrested For Allowing Son To Walk To Park Alone

Published on July 29, 2014

Whatever happened to kids playing outside? This mom was arrested for allowing her son to walk half a mile to the local park to play. Thoughts? See below…

A Florida mother was arrested and charged with child neglect after she allowed her 7-year-old son to walk a half-mile to the local park alone.

“I’m totally dumbfounded by this whole situation,” Nicole Gainey, of Port St. Lucie, told a local NBC affiliate.

Sportsman Park is reportedly one-half mile, or about 10 to 15 minutes, from Miss Gainey’s home. She said she didn’t think much of it when she allowed her son Dominic to take the trip alone on Sunday.

“I honestly didn’t think I was doing anything wrong. I was letting him go play,” she told the station.

As Dominic was passing by a public pool, lifeguards asked him where his mother was.

“They asked me a couple questions, and I got scared so I ran off to the park and then they called the cops,” Dominic said.

Read more: Washington Times