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Posted by on May. 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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 Grandparents Paul and Belinda Berloni Arrested For Towing 7-Year-Old In Toy Car Behind SUV (PHOTOS)

 Posted: 04/30/2012 6:50 pm Updated: 05/ 1/2012 11:11 am

Kids may be more safe driving with grandparents than mom or dad, but there's an exception to every story: an allegedly intoxicated Florida pair was arrested Sunday for towing their 7-year-old granddaughter in a toy car behind their SUV.

Paul and Belinda Berloni admitted they'd been drinking before using 2 dog leashes to hook the small plastic car to their trailer hitch, according to the arrest report by a Sarasota County Sheriff's Office deputy.

The deputy spotted the girl being towed up a paved access road while Belinda Berloni cheered her on from the SUV's cargo area. Despite being separated from six lanes of traffic by only a sidewalk, the girl was not wearing a helmet and clad in just a bathing suit.

The deputy "immediately" smelled alcohol coming from Paul Berloni, whose license had been revoked after 3 previous DUI convictions.

His wife reportedly told police she understood the activity was dangerous, but "they were just having fun and had been doing this all day."

Son Justin Oetting was unamused when he arrived to pick up his daughter, who was unharmed. "Are you f-----g stupid? You should know better," he said to his mother before telling the deputy he thought the pair had a drinking problem.

The Berlonis were each charged with one count of child endangerment, and Paul Berloni is being held on additional charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

PHOTO from the arrest scene: 

Grandparents Arrested In Sarasota

 
 
Toy Car Behind Vehicle
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
 

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by on May. 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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Euphoric
by Bazinga! on May. 1, 2012 at 3:55 PM

 Idiots.

Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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jaw drop

kidlover2
by Bronze Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:56 PM
3 moms liked this

Sad..... but Florida lately seems to be showing off its classy side

nb34
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:59 PM

What is wrong with people?

Nighttiger
by Bronze Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:59 PM

I would be beyond pissed!

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Wait...does that mean i can tow DS and DH on a sled down my street when the snow is pretty deep?  

muslimah
by on May. 1, 2012 at 4:01 PM
6 moms liked this

 I'm sorry I must have a sick sense of humor because this really made me laugh.


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anxiousschk
by anxiouss on May. 1, 2012 at 4:02 PM

So not only were they doing this stupid shit...but they were doing it drunk? 

Awesome.  Grandparents of the year. 

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on May. 1, 2012 at 4:15 PM

OMFG! What a pile of morons!!

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on May. 1, 2012 at 4:16 PM
sounds like something my mother would do
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