Toddler found wandering alone at Florida Keys campsite

Posted at 6:37 AM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 06:37:16-05

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A man faces child neglect charges after a toddler was found wandering alone at a John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in the Florida Keys.

Monroe County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Linhardt said in an email that 46-year-old Francis William Dunn was arrested Saturday night. He's charged with child neglect and resisting arrest.

Linhardt says a couple at the campsite told deputies the child had been "abandoned" but the man had just returned before deputies arrived. They said he appeared to have been drinking.

Deputies found the man and the child inside a tent. The child was put in a deputy's vehicle and later taken into care of the Florida Department of Children and Families. DCF workers aid the child was covered in mosquito bites.

An attorney for Dunn wasn't listed on jail records.