3-Year-Old FL Boy Draws Semi Automatic Pistol On Boynton Beach Officer DCF Investigator

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An investigator with the Department of Children and Families got the shock of a lifetime after a 3-year-old boy pulled out a semi automatic pistol from a box of toys.

The DFC officer was interviewing Rosalyn Renee Faniel, 34, at a Boynton Beach, FL,. residence, when a child began removing toys boxed in a room. One of the boxes included toys, coloring books and a semi automatic pistol.


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According to the arrest report, the 3-year-old boy pulled the weapon from a box. That’s when a Boynton Beach Police officer rushed the boy and grabbed the gun. It was found to be loaded with one bullet in the chamber and the was safety was in the ‘off’ position.

Faniel told police the gun wasn’t hers and must’ve belonged to someone else. The relationship between the boy and Faniel is unclear.

Police searched the home for other hazards and found a powder which later tested positive for Oxycodone, 9mm ammunition and a scale, according to the arrest report.

Faniel was taken into custody on a single charge of child neglect. She also had a warrant out for her arrest on a charge of petit theft.


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