Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:59 AM
Updated: Jan 18, 2013 5:16 AM
Police arrested a man after they found his 3-year-old son wandering the streets wearing nothing but underwear early Friday morning.
The child was spotted walking alone along Camelot Drive, near Duffy Court, around 2:30 a.m. The temperature was 27 degrees at the time. Police say the child was outside for about 30 minutes. EMS took the child to the hospital as a precaution, but officials say there were no obvious signs of frostbite.
Officers spoke with the child's mother shortly after locating the boy. Court documents indicate police arrested the child's father, Herbert Tucker, 43, a short time later. He faces several charges including endangering the welfare of a minor, marijuana possession and tampering with physical evidence.
Police say he tried to hide a joint and a bag of marijuana he had with him.
Officers did not say say anything about charges against the mother.