Police find dad passed out while 6-year-old played in parking lot


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Submitted: Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:26pm
Updated: Wed, 03/20/2013 - 12:23am
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police arrested a man for child abuse after they found his six-year-old child left in a parking lot last night.

Police say Jonathan Curtman allegedly left his child in a Dollar Store parking lot on South College Road playing with toy cars while he passed out behind nearby bushes for several hours. Police also found drugs on Curtman, 28. They say Curtman brought the child to Wilmington from Jacksonville on the back of his motorcycle.

Curtman is in jail under a $5,000 bond.

The child was released to his mother.

8 Comments

  • taxpayer says:

    getting the Father of the Year award.

  • SouthEastNC says:

    you saw someone with a 6 year old kid on the back of a motorcycle on the highway – and you didn’t call the cops?

  • dave says:

    I believe I was driving behind this nut coming from Jacksonville. He was breaking any traffic laws but he was cutting it kind of close going in and out of traffic with his kid on the back.

  • woody says:

    Like you know what was going on in that guys life. He was not breaking the law by having his kid on that bike anyways. Look it up. And he/she who is without sin cast the 1st stone. Just worry about your own life. As far as the father of the year I bet the child’s memory about the incident is not going to be a bad one. Hmm let’s see ” He went on a motorcycle ride with his dad, got some toys, and got to see the police.” Yea I bet that boy is real scarred. Go find some friends and get off of your computer!

  • Devil Dog says:

    This guy has a high and tight.. Possible military. Probable another casualty of a horrible war albeit needed, where the child is the victim

  • ChefnSurf says:

    What a sad way for a six-year-old child to start out his life. One can only hope he has an opportunity for things to get better.

  • anne says:

    What was this man thinking? Oh excuse me, he wasn’t thinking. I am just glad that no harm came to the child – it could have been so much worse.
    As for the mother of the child, if she has any sense at all, she will not go around or let her child around that man again.

  • Citizen of the Republic says:

    This man is the poster child for pro-abortionist.

    God help this child, and the sorry excuse for a father.

    Mr. Curtman needs to “snap out of it”, and get serious help.

    I hope for the child’s sake, this man goes in front of the right judge.

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