Police Report Says Child Escaped Home Through Window. Victim Says Battery Was “No Big Deal.”
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Seven Bridges homeowner charged with battery and preventing communication with a law enforcement officer turned off WiFi in his home so his family couldn’t call 9-1-1 to seek help after he allegedly battered someone in the house.
Frank DeSantis was jailed by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office early Saturday morning. He remained in lockup until Sunday night when he was released on his own recognizance.
According to PBSO:
“We were dispatched to 9943 Bozzano Drive for the second time within in hour in reference to a juvenile reporting a domestic incident. While en route dispatch advised (the child) exited his residence through a window and flagged down the community security to call police.”
Also wrote deputies: “Upon arrival, I made contact with the child at the (Seven Bridges) club house. The child stated that he observed his father drag (another family member) out of bed from (by that person’s) leg. The child stated that he attempted to dial 911 but that Frank DeSantis disconnected the wifi preventing the phones (from working).”
Continued the police report:
“The victim, who stated DeSantis had been drinking, denied any physical altercation and stated the child was exaggerating the incident.”
According to a police intake form, DeSantis told deputies, “it’s no big deal” when the deputies arrived. The victim stated, “it’s no big deal.”
PBSO Deputies — and a judge — all believed it was a big deal. DeSantis was charged and booked into jail. Palm Beach County Judge Daliah Weiss found probable cause.
DeSantis will be back in court on October 14th when a court filing shows the State of Florida will file charges.
Charges are allegations filed by law enforcement officers to be considered in a court of law. Suspects are presumed innocent until a final ruling is entered.
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