PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – ‘Take Your Son and Daughter to Work Day’ is a tradition usually celebrated at the end of April each year. Most kids head into office buildings or job sites. This one ended up at an active crime scene – a crime that his father was allegedly committing.

A Florida man has made headlines for allegedly bringing his 11-year-old son along to a home that he was burglarizing.

Joseph Allen McIntosh was arrested on charges that included child abuse for allegedly bringing his son to “work”. (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

 

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Florida police were shocked to find the pre-teen accompanying his father while his dad an additional accomplice broke into a house and stuffed their pockets with stolen belongings.

Now the father is facing child abuse charges along with the burglary. 

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says Joseph Allen McIntosh, 32, broke into a St. Petersburg home with an accomplice, James Henry Vencill, 23. But because McIntosh had his son along for the ride, he was also charged with child abuse for bringing the boy to his “job.”

Responding officers found McIntosh still at the residence just after the burglary. He reportedly had “items in his hands and in his backpack that came from the residence,” the police report said.

 

James Henry Vencill was listed as homeless on his arrest record. He was charged with burglary of an unoccupied residence.

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The two men were each handed $5,000 bonds. McIntosh faces six other drug possession-related charges that add $5,300 to his bond amount, totaling $15,300. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Subject Charge Report showed that McIntosh was found in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and other controlled substances. 
It seems as though having a kid doesn’t stop a criminal when they have their mind made up. This is far from the first time we’ve seen criminals caught breaking the law while in the company of their children. 
 
A similar incident caught on camera shows a man committing burglary and robbery with his 2-year-old child.

 
 
Another story out of Texas shows a dad accused of bringing his 9-year-old daughter with him when he burglarized a home. During the crime he also allegedly punched the homeowner, police said. 

Then when officers tried to separate the man from his daughter, he allegedly turned and struck the officer. 

 

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