[WFTV] An Orange County mother is in jail after allegedly leaving her 3-year-old home alone to go to a bar. The young boy was found later that night, wandering in the middle of the street alone. Over the weekend, 3-year-old Daniel Finnell was found wandering the middle of a dark street, headed directly for busy Hoffner Avenue. Deputies said 24-year-old Nicole Finnell said she left her son with a babysitter on Saturday evening, but her father, Scott Finnell, told WFTV that he didn’t know of anyone watching the child. Nicole Finnell is now facing child neglect charges. She is still at the Orange County Jail on a $1,000 bond. Her father, who is now caring for the child, told WFTV he’s not bailing her out. Caleb Rosario called 911 after he and his sister spotted the child wandering the street alone on Redditt Road in the middle of the night. He could barely believe it.
Operator: 911 what’s your emergency?
Caller: Hi. We found a baby running in the middle of the street.
Operator: Like a baby, baby?
Caller: Like a baby, baby yeah. He was just running barefoot in the middle of the street.
Deputies arrived to find the nearby home of Nicole Finnell with the front door wide open, but no one home. During the investigation, deputies said Finnell showed up with a carload of friends, but told them to keep driving. A deputy pulled them over though and found out the young mother left the child alone to go partying at the local club, as well as a house party. Scott Finnell believes instead of watching her son, Nicole was at a club called Cowboys. “Apparently she waited until he went to sleep and then left him here and locked the door, and he can unlock the door.”
Hey where’s the father at? Don’t blame poor Nicole – is the good life supposed to stop when you have kids? No. Bitch is raising a 3 year-old brat solo – she can’t have a night to down some mind-erasers at Cowboys and shake her asshole in the faces of potential stepdads? She needs some god damn help, and she isn’t gonna get it sitting on her ass watching this little bastard count sheep. The bigger question is, what’s up with this selfish 3 year-old prick? Dude you’re fucking 3. Grow up. You know full well you’re not supposed to open the god damn door & take a stroll around town, so quit acting like you’re still 2. What the shit are you doing out of bed in the first place? Maybe if you listened to your mother you wouldn’t be living in grampa’s musty digs. Being home by yourself with all your toys don’t sound like such a bad arrangement now, right stupid?