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.
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.
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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.
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James Henry Vencill was listed as homeless on his arrest record. He was charged with burglary of an unoccupied residence.
Subject Charge Report showed that McIntosh was found in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and other controlled substances.
Then when officers tried to separate the man from his daughter, he allegedly turned and struck the officer.