PLANT CITY, Fla. — Deputies arrested a person they are saying left 3 younger kids on the aspect of a busy road on Christmas night time. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace says 54-year-old James Williams was in a crash alongside Turkey Creek Road in Plant Metropolis, fled the scene on foot, leaving the youngsters in a state of “panic.”
Members of the family say the youngsters are 7, 10 and 11 years outdated. They are saying Williams is the great-uncle of the youngsters. The complete household had simply completed celebrating Christmas in Tampa, with most of the automobiles full of toys. Among the kids obtained into Williams’ automotive to drive again to Plant Metropolis.
They did not notice there was an accident till deputies referred to as.
On high of leaving the youngsters, witnesses and members of the family say he had the youngsters assist him evade deputies by having them help in hoisting him over a wall surrounding a neighborhood.
“They began crying and screaming and yelling for assist,” Edwin Rodriguez, who witnessed the aftermath of the crash, stated. “I might inform he was positively attempting to cowl himself, maintain himself, earlier than the kids.
Williams has a prolonged felony historical past. The Florida Division of Corrections reveals he has been out and in of jail a number of instances for medication and theft.
Members of the family say they don’t plan to bail him out of jail.