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Glock for Breakfast
September 28, 2010 permalink
When the two adoptive children of Florida mom Tina Rojas woke up in the morning they got no porridge, but found her friend's Glock 23 on the ironing board.
State takes kids left alone at Indian River home for hours with gun in easy reach
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Authorities said they removed two young children from a home after they learned they had spent the night alone with a gun and ammunition left on an ironing board.
The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office charged Tina Marie Rojas, 29, with child neglect Friday. Rojas, who was the prospective adoptive mother of the two children, posted $5,000 bail Saturday at the Indian River County Jail.
Rojas told deputies a friend had shown up at her home about 10 p.m. Thursday with the gun — a Glock model 23 — and brought it inside. The two started drinking and left the home about 12:30 a.m. Friday for a brief trip to buy more alcohol, she told the Sheriff’s Office.
However, Rojas did not immediately return home, authorities said. A neighbor contacted authorities about 8 a.m. Friday when the two children — ages 3 and 5 — showed up at his door and said they couldn’t find Rojas, according to her affidavit. Shortly after a deputy arrived, Rojas called the neighbor and said she was in Brevard County and needed a ride home, the affidavit states. The deputy found the gun inside the home while waiting for Rojas to return, he said. The Department of Children and Families took custody of the children.
Source: TC Palm, Stuart Florida