Mother Arrested After Toddler Pulls Loaded Gun From Toy Box -- In Front Of Cops

While police were searching a home for neglect, the toddler whipped out a real gun

A three-year-old boy in Boynton Beach, Florida was found holding a loaded pistol, while police were inside the apartment. According to the Palm Beach Post, the toddler pulled out the weapon from his toy box while authorities were investigating his mother for neglect.

The gun was a black 9mm semi-automatic pistol. An officer took the gun and found that a bullet was in the chamber and the safety was off. The boy's mother, 34-year-old Rosalyn Faniel, said that the gun wasn't hers and she didn't know it was in her home.

In addition to the gun, a box of 9mm ammunition was found on the top of the refrigerator. Authorities also found six plastic bags of white and pink powder, per the police report. The powder tested positive for Oxycodone.

According to WPTVthe police initially investigated after receiving complaints that a man was selling drugs out of the apartment.

As the Palm Beach Post reports, Faniel was arrested for child neglect on Tuesday. She was also charged with violating her release conditions and failure to appear in court. The bond was set at $3,000 and she was released from jail on Wednesday.

She is slated to appear before a judge on July 13.


[Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's Office]












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