A three-year old boy was walking around the streets of New Port Richey naked. A driver spotted the toddler, and seeing how a naked little boy walking down the street is not something you see every day, called 9-1-1 and told cops about it.
Police tracked down the boy's 41-year old mother, Kelly Ann Gibbs, and arrested her for child neglect, resisting an officer without violence and failure to obtain a replacement driver's license.
According to the New Port Richey Police Department, the toddler was found in the area of Hills Drive and Massachusetts Avenue.
Cops also say that Kelly's apartment was unkept with empty bottles of alcohol strewn all over the place.
Authorities say Gibbs was unaware that her child was missing, which is kind of shocking that someone who lives in a dirty apartment with discarded liquor bottles and cans littered about wouldn't know something like that.
The boy has been transferred into the care of Child Protection.
Child Protection has also sent an investigator to look into the incident. Although one would probably think: naked little boy walking wandering the streets and shitty alcoholic mother living in squaller would be pretty easy case to crack. They can send a gorilla in a tuxedo to conduct the investigation and it would be an open and shut case.
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