Sleeping dad charged with neglect after child found with head stuck in fence

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - Tarpon Springs Police arrested 22-year-old Philip Joseph Benoit after his daughter was found with her head stuck in a hole in a wooden privacy fence.

The fence divides an apartment complex where Benoit lives and a day care center.  Someone at the day care center saw the two-year-old child and stopped a police officer.

Police found Benoit sound asleep in his dirty apartment.

Benoit was arrested Tuesday on charges of child neglect.

The girl was placed in the custody of her mother, who had been at work during the incident.

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