South Florida

Dad Brought Kids Along for Burglaries: BSO

A South Florida dad was behind bars Wednesday after authorities say he brought his two young sons with him as he burglarized homes.

A.J. Bryant, 45, was arrested in Deerfield BEach on charges of burglary, grand theft and contributing to the delinquency of a child, Broward County jail records showed. He was being held without bond and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said Bryant brought his 3-year-old and 12-year-old sons with him as he broke into houses to steal appliances Monday, the Sun Sentinel reported. He also had two teenage accomplices, ages 15 and 16.

A witness spotted the group removing appliancves from a vacant house in Deerfield Beach and load them into a truck, the BSO said. They also burghlarized a neighboring house, the BSo said.

After an alert was issued, deputies found the truck and arrested Bryant and the teens. The two children, who were also in the truck, were present during the burglaries but weren't involved, authorities said.

The young boys were returned to their mother. The teens were also charged with burglary and grand theft.

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