Belinda Jean Berloni, 47 and Paul Berloni, 49, photo above.
THE SMOKING GUN, APRIL 30--The grandparents of a seven-year-old SARASOTA Florida girl were arrested yesterday after they allegedly got drunk and used their SUV to tow the child while she was seated in a plastic Hot Wheels car.Paul Berloni, 49, and Belinda Jean Berloni, 47, were busted Sunday afternoon after a sheriff’s deputy spotted them pulling the girl’s toy car, which was attached to the SUV by a pair of dog leashes. The child, who was not injured, was only wearing a swimsuit “and had no protective gear on whatsoever,” according to a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office report, see report http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/hot-wheels-ride?page=0
The drunk parents, Paul Berloni, 49, and Belinda Jean Berloni, 47, were pulling the 7 year old girl with their SUV along a paved access road next to very busy 7 lane Clark Rd in Sarasota Fl, see report http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/hot-wheels-ride?page=0
A deputy estimated that the Hot Wheels car was traveling between 5-10 miles per hour when a traffic stop was executed. Paul Berloni, who was driving the SUV, reeked of booze, had watery and bloodshot eyes, and his speech was “slowed and slurred.” When asked for his driver’s license, Berloni said that it was “revoked for 10 years for a DUI.” MORE FROM THIS SOURCE..
MY FOX TAMPA BAY...SARASOTA - A Sarasota couple is accused of taking their 7-year-old granddaughter on a very dangerous ride. The sheriff's office said the grandparents tied a toy car to the back of their SUV and started towing the little girl! The grandfather is in jail; the family is trying to raise the $850 he needs to get him sprung.
His wife, the grandmother, was able to make bail and she told us, in a word, what they did, was stupid. "Stupid idea," said Belinda Jean Berloni. "Stupid idea, I agree, I agree." The 47-year-old grandmother admits it was not the best idea to entertain her granddaughter by pulling her around in a toy car.
"We took this and hooked it around the hitch of the truck and drove about five miles an hour up and down the street with her," she explained, holding-up two dog leashes, which were still connected. She and her husband, 49-year-old grandfather Paul Berloni, had had a few beers. "Yeah, we did, it's Sunday afternoon, had a few beers, no big deal, I didn't think," she said. MORE FROM THIS SOURCE..
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