Dad SANDRO SANTO is another one of those dads doing caretaking while Mom was at work (read: Dad is unemployed?). He left a 1- and 4-year-old home alone while he went to a doctor's appointment. The 4-year-old was later found running down the street and obviously unsupervised.
Police: Father left kids home alone
Updated: Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009, 12:26 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009, 12:26 PM EDT
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A Newport News father is facing two counts of Child Neglect after his two children, ages 1 and 4, were found unattended in their home in the 100 blk. of Spu Drive last Saturday.
Newport News Public Information Officer Harold Eley told WAVY.com a concerned citizen notified police after seeing the 4-year-old running down the street.
According to police, 36-year-old Sandro Soto left the children home alone while he went to a doctor's appointment; the children's mother was at work.
Soto told officers, who were at his home when he returned from his appointment, that he thought the children would be fine while he was out.
Child Protective Services was called out and the children's mother was called. She is now caring for the children.