MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man is facing a child neglect charge after police say his toddler was found wandering alone outside his apartment.
Miami police officers responded to the Little Havana building Wednesday evening and found the 3-year-old girl. Officers were directed to the apartment where she lived.
Police say the door was open, but no one was home. When officers entered, they found weapons and ammunitions in plain view.
Officers took the child and notified the Department of Children and Families.
According to an arrest report, the girl's father, 25-year-old Luis Bianchi, contacted police later Wednesday night. He told officers that he left the child alone, because he was late for work and thought the girl's mother was on the way home. When asked about the guns, he said he used a couch to block the room they were in.