Crime

Woman Laughs In Deputies' Faces When They Find 4-Year-Old Wandering Alone At Night

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Florida couple is facing child neglect charges after a 4-year-old boy left in their care was found wandering around in the middle of the night.

A concerned citizen dialed 911 when they saw the boy wandering their apartment complex on Boyton Beach.

The child led authorities to an apartment where Elena Chikaurova was found passed out with a half-empty bottle of alcohol, WESH reported. According to a police report, a pipe containing marijuana was also found at the home.

Chikaurova laughed at the ordeal and "did not seem to think it was a big deal," the report said.

Her partner, Pavel Krutakov, 29, then returned home from a fishing trip.

Both were arrested and booked into Palm Beach County Jail.

The boy is now in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

Sources: New York Daily News, WESH

Photo Source: WESH