Fla. Boy Found Naked, Dad Charged
Oct. 22, 1997
MIAMI (AP) _ A 4-year-old boy was found naked and crying outside his apartment building early Tuesday and his father was arrested when he returned home after a six-hour absence.
``My husband came home from working all night long and found him screaming his lungs out, scared to death,'' said neighbor Rosemarie Borges, who dressed the youngster and called police.
The boy's father, David Tew, 28, was charged with felony child neglect.
``His explanation was, `I was out hustling,''' Lt. Bill Schwartz said. ``What exactly his definition of hustling might be, I wouldn't like to speculate on right now, but it certainly isn't a good excuse.''
The boy's mother also lives in Miami but Tew had legal custody, authorities said.
Tew and the boy had moved into the apartment within the past few days, neighbors said. There was no furniture, no electricity and no food, and the boy's only set of clothing was drying in the bathroom.