CLEARWATER, FL — A Clearwater
couple was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a maintenance man discovered their two children in an apartment by themselves, according to the St. Petersburg Times.
According to city spokeswoman Joelle Castelli, a maintenance man entered the apartment unit Tuesday to repair an appliance when he found the two children home alone and called authorities.
Clearwater police determined the two children had been left in the apartment since 7 a.m., the article noted.
The couple said they left their children home alone because they could not afford day care, Castelli said.