Nicole Gainey didn't think she was doing anything wrong by letting her 7-year-old son walk ten minutes to the local park. But in her Florida town, that turned into a $4,000 mistake.
Fox News reports that after someone stopped her son Dominic and called the police, Nicole was arrested, charged with child neglect, and had to post $4,000 bond. She has argued that Dominic always has a cell phone on him in case of emergency.
Police contended that several sex offenders live in the area, but Nicole has learned that the charges against her are likely to be dropped.
Was this some overzealous police work, or was Nicole neglecting her child?