Thursday, February 22, 2018
Public safety

Police: St. Pete man left two small children home alone

ST. PETERSBURG — A man was arrested on a child neglect charge Wednesday after police said he left his girlfriend's two young children home alone.

A neighbor called police about 7 p.m. Wednesday after she found an 18-month-old girl wandering in the street. When police arrived, the girl pointed toward her home on Rhoda Court S. There, police found her 6-year-old brother, also alone.

When Ramsey A. Dent, 22, returned, police said he told them he had left the older boy a snack about an hour earlier, took a cab to his brother's house to borrow money and then went to the store to buy dog food.

The cab left him, he said, and he had to walk home.

Dent was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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