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Mother arrested for allowing 7-year-old to walk to park alone

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A Florida mom was arrested for allowing 7-year-old son to walk to a nearby park alone. (Source: WPTV/NBC) A Florida mom was arrested for allowing 7-year-old son to walk to a nearby park alone. (Source: WPTV/NBC)

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WPTV/NBC) - A Florida mom faces a charge of child neglect after she allowed her son to go to a park near their home alone.

She says he's old enough, but Florida police disagree. Now she's fighting back.

"I'm totally dumbfounded by this whole situation," said Nicole Gainey.

It began last Saturday afternoon when Gainey gave her son Dominic, 7, permission to walk from their house to Sportsman's Park.

"Honestly didn't think I was doing anything wrong," Gainey said. "I was letting him go play."

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