When is a babysitter not a babysitter?
When they are sleeping, one South Florida deputy determined as he arrested a man who thought he had done the responsible thing by leaving his 4-year-old son with adult relatives.
Romilus Duvelsaint's common-sense thinking landed him in jail Monday after the toddler woke up, walked out of the house and wandered into the neighborhood looking for his dad, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
Duvelsaint, 31, claims he didn't know his sisters, ages 28 and 25, were asleep when he asked them to watch their nephew while he ran out to buy the boy some warm clothes Monday night.
When the dad returned, a Palm Beach Sheriff's deputy was waiting at the house looking for an explanation. The boy was found by neighbors unharmed and was returned to his aunts, who were supposed to be watching him in the first place.
Despite Duvelsaint's story, the deputy still took the man to jail and charged him with child neglect.
The Broward New Times is reporting the State Attorney's Office has dismissed the charges against Duvelsaint, but the Department of Children and Families is still investigating the incident.