Mom arrested after child found wandering in Naples

Posted at 9:42 AM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 09:42:51-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A Naples mother has landed in jail after officers found her young son wandering around a busy road.

The mother, Anna Thomas, has since been charged with child neglect.

Monday, an off-duty FWC officer reportedly found her son walking along Lely Cultural Parkway. The child, who was home alone with his baby sibling, reportedly left the home because he was afraid of monsters.

The officer then contacted Thomas, who was arrested once she returned home.

DCF has been notified of the incident.