Police: Florida man attempted burglary while carrying infant

Author: Associated Press
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Police say a Florida man attempted a burglary while carrying his 5-month-old son.

According to St. Petersburg Police, a homeowner found 22-year-old Corey Mathews outside his home Monday, holding a baby in a car carrier.

Police say that when Mathews spotted the homeowner, he alerted another suspect attempting to break into the home. The other suspect fled, and the homeowner called 911 as he followed Mathews.

Mathews allegedly threaten the homeowner with a knife. Police say Mathews was still carrying his son and the knife when officers caught up with him.

Mathews was held Tuesday on $15,000 bond on charges of residential burglary, aggravated assault, child neglect and violation of probation. Pinellas County jail records didn’t show whether he had an attorney.

Police say Mathew’s mother took custody of the baby.

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