Man Arrested For Bringing His Child To Work With Him

Cops: Floridian forced son, 11, on burglary job

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MAY 13--A Florida Man is behind bars for allegedly bringing his 11-year-old son to work with him Saturday afternoon.

The job in question was the burglary of a St. Petersburg residence, investigators allege.

Joseph McIntosh, 32, and a 23-year-old accomplice were collared Saturday afternoon on the front porch of the home they had just burglarized, according to court filings. The 58-year-old property owner was not present at the time of the burglary.

Cops say that McIntosh was accompanied during the heist by his 11-year-old son, who was “forced” to be there by his father, an arrest affidavit alleges.

When McIntosh (seen above) was collared, he was “found on the front porch of the residence with items in his hands and in his backpack that came from the residence.”

In addition to a felony burglary count, McIntosh was charged with child abuse, also a felony, and methamphetamine possession. He is locked up in lieu of $15,300 bond.

At the time of his May 11 arrest, McIntosh was free on $3300 bond in connection with an April 30 bust for possession of meth, Xanax, and drug paraphernalia. He was released from the county jail on May 8, three days before his burglary arrest.

McIntosh’s rap sheet includes convictions for possessing pot, selling pot, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violating probation. (2 pages)