3 kids left in freezing car as father watched football game, police say
Published January 19, 2016
A Pennsylvania man, who left his three young sons inside a freezing car while he watched a football game Saturday, tried to fight cops who questioned him about the incident and had to be subdued with a Taser, police said.
Authorities said James Grusofski, 33, left his three sons – ages 9 months, 4 and 7 years old – inside a car so he could watch the NFL playoffs at a friend’s home in Washington, Pa., according to the Observer-Reporter. Grusofski eventually left the house and drove home – which is when officials said he discovered his 4-year-old son was missing.
The boy was found wandering without a coat, socks or shoes in 30-degree weather by a witness who heard the boy yelling and called police.
Officers initially couldn’t identify the boy’s parents, but about an hour after police brought the boy to the police station, he was reported missing by his family. Grusofski was later brought in for questioning.
Grusofski allegedly told police he had been drinking and then reportedly tried to fight two officers when they told him he would be charged with several crimes. He was eventually stunned with a Taser.
Grusofski was being evaluated at Washington Hospital and is set to be charged with endangering the welfare of children, aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.