Mom arrested for letting son walk to nearby park alone

Posted at 10:02 PM, Jul 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-29 22:05:54-04

Port St. Lucie, Fla. – A Florida mother is puzzled after she was arrested and charged for allowing her 7-year-old son to walk to a nearby park alone.

According to, this happened last Saturday afternoon when she told the boy he could walk from their home to a park that was about 15 minutes away.

During his walk, 7-year-old Dominic Guerrisi  walked by a public pool and someone asked him where his mother was.

He told MyFox8 that he got scared and ran off to the park. They called police  and officers caught up to Dominic who was playing at the park at the time.

They took him back home and arrested and charged the mother.

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