A Miami man is facing child neglect charges after his small child was thrown from a car in Hallandale Beach, authorities said.
Roland Delancy, 25, is also facing a resisting arrest without violence charge in the Wednesday afternoon incident, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report.
According to the report, Delancy and his girlfriend were driving eastbound in the 4200 block of Hallandale Beach Boulevard when they got into a verbal altercation. Delancy, who had the child sitting on his lap without a safety belt, wanted to make a call so he grabbed the phone from his girlfriend's hand, causing her to swerve, the report said.
As the car slowed down, Delancy intentionally jumped from the car, causing the child to fall onto the roadway in the middle of traffic, the report said.
Delancy ran from the scene and the girlfriend picked up the child, who apparently wasn't badly injured, and drove away, the report said. A witness called police and gave a description of the car, which was found a short time later.
“They say that I ran,” Delancy said in court Thursday. “I had no reason to run sir. I had an argument with my girlfriend, so I decided to exit the vehicle to remove myself from the situation.”
Deputies caught up with Delancy later and according to the arrest report, when deputies tried to arrest him, he braced his arms and yelled, “All you want to do is shoot a *expletive*, what’s this for?”
“This is a common occurrence,” said Dani Moschella of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. “Often times when deputies try to arrest somebody, they try to distract the deputy. Sometimes they actually flee, they yell. He continued yelling throughout the arrest.”
Delancy was ordered held on $1,000 during a bond court appearance Thursday. It's unknown whether he has an attorney.