Authorities in Florida said they arrested a babysitter accused of lying to deputies when he failed to pick up two boys from school.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office said the aunt of the boys, ages 6 and 8, called authorities Tuesday and said the boys had not been brought home by their babysitter, Philip Kenneth Landino, 48, of Dunnellon, the Ocala Star Banner reported Friday.
A neighbor of Landino told deputies he had gone to the man's home earlier in the day and found him asleep on the couch. He said he woke Landino up and told him it was time to pick up the boys from Riverland Christian Academy.
Landino, who deputies said appeared intoxicated and confused, told deputies he had picked the boys up from school earlier in the day and he did not know what happened to them after he fell asleep.
However, deputies found a note on Landino's door from Riverland Christian Academy Principal Denise Aiello saying she had stopped by the home and decided to take the boys to her home after being unable to reach Landino.
Landino, who later told deputies he consumed two four-packs of beer and slept all afternoon, was arrested and charged with providing false information to a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest without violence.
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