A mother is being questioned in court after a Boynton Beach toddler found a loaded pistol in his what he call “my little learning” toy box while officials were investigating his home for possible child neglect.
The innocent 3-year-old boy wanted to bring out his toys while officers were in his home, according to the official investigation. His little toy box had several small books in it, but while officers were talking to an adult in the house, the toddler suddenly pulled out a black 9mm semi-automatic pistol. One officer was quick to his feet and immediately took the gun and found a bullet was in the chamber with the safety off.
The mother’s boy, Rosalyn Faniel, 34-year-old, who the officers came to investigate for possible child neglect, said the gun wasn’t hers and she did not know it was even in the apartment, the official report said.
While the authorities were searching the home, the officers also found a yellow box of 9mm ammunition on top of the refrigerator, next to a black scale and a pink makeup bag filled with six plastic bags of white and pink powder, the report said. The powder tested positive for Oxycodone and weighed .6 grams in total.
Faniel was then arrested on a charge of child neglect on Tuesday, and her bond was set at $3,000, according to online court records. She was released from jail on Wednesday.
She was also charged with failure to appear in court and violating release conditions, the records said
An additional $500 was also added to her bond for violating release conditions.
She is scheduled to appear before Circuit Judge Charles Burton on July 13.
Source: Daily Mail