A Florida momma was left "totally dumbfounded" when she was charged with child neglect after allowing her 7-year-old to take an unsupervised trip to the park!
Nicole Gainey let her young son, Dominic, walk to a local park, about a half mile away, all by himself.
He has a cell phone so she was able to check in on him regularly.
"I'm totally dumbfounded by this whole situation. I honestly don't think I was doing anything wrong. I was letting him go play."
When Dominic was on his way to the park, a person at a public pool spotted him and after finding out he was unsupervised, they called the cops.
The police arrived and took Dominic home.
The main issue isn't a disagreement with her parenting style but the fact that "numerous sex offenders reside in the vicinity" of the park, according to the police report.
That kinda WAY changes how we're looking at this one!
Check out the video (below) and hear the mother defend herself — then you tell us if you think she was in the wrong (further below)!
Visit NBCNews.com for
breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
Was This Mom In The Wrong??
No! I remember doing much worse as a kid!
Yes! Who would do this??
baby, baby blabber, cell phone, charged, child, child neglect, cops, cute kidz, florida, legal matters, momma, perezcious parenting, report, young