BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A Bonita Springs woman is describing how she found a child all alone in the street in her neighborhood. Deputies says the child's parents were home, but they were drunk, and let the little boy wander off.
"I looked out my front door and I saw a little boy in the middle of the street," said Kathy Mazzola, who says she never hesitated to help out when she saw the two year old boy all alone in the road.
"He was fine, he was just playing, he didn't know what was going on," Mazzola said.
But she knew something wasn't right, and tried to take the boy home. Deputies say the child's father was passed out inside, and his mother was drunk.
Mazzola tried to get their attention.
"I said, your little boy's out in the street, what's going on? He could get hurt."
Mazzola called 911 and dispatchers told her to take the boy to her home until deputies could arrive.
Investigators arrested both parents, Mathew Metz, 39, and Andrea Metz, 37, while the Department of Children and Families took custody of the little boy and turned him over to a grandmother.
Mazzola said by helping the child, she was doing what anybody else would have-- and should have-- in her situation.
"Take the time to care, take the time to do what's right. It's what's right," Mazzola said.
Andrea Metz was released from jail Tuesday. Mathew Metz remains behind bars, facing both child neglect and battery charges.