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Naked 3-year-old found wandering; mother arrested

9:28 PM, Sep 22, 2012   |    comments
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NEW PORT RICHEY, Florida -- A New Port Richey mother has been arrested after her 3-year-old son was found wandering in the street naked.

According to the New Port Richey Police Department, the toddler was found in the area of Hills Drive and Massachusetts Avenue after a good Samaritan spotted the child and called 911.

Officers were able to track down the child's mother, 41-year-old Kelly Ann Gibbs, at her apartment. Police say the home was unkempt, with empty alcoholic containers littered about.

Authorities say Gibbs was not aware that her child was missing. She was arrested for felony child neglect and resisting an officer without violence. The child has been transferred into the care of Child Protection.

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