Toddler Pulls Loaded Gun Out Of Toy Box During Child Welfare Check

June 18, 2017
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A toddler in Boynton Beach found a loaded pistol in his “My Little Learning” toy box while officials were investigating his home for possible child neglect.

The 3-year-old boy reportedly wanted to bring out his toys while the officers were in his home, according to a police report.

The toy box had several small books in it, but while officers were talking to an adult in the house, the toddler pulled out a black 9mm semi-automatic pistol. An officer immediately took the gun and found a bullet was in the chamber with the safety off.

Rosalyn Faniel of Boynton Beach, who the officers came to investigate for possible child neglect, said that the gun wasn’t hers and that she didn’t know it was in the apartment.

While searching the home, 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 reportedly tested positive for oxycodone and weighed 0.6 grams in total.

Faniel has been arrested on a charge of child neglect and her bail was set at $3,000, according to online court records. She was however released from jail Wednesday.

She was also charged with failure to appear in court and violating release conditions. Another $500 was added to her bail for violating release conditions.

The woman is scheduled to appear before Circuit Judge Charles Burton on July 13.

 

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