Pineville man accused of leaving 7-year-old alone for 2 hours in restaurant

Winfred Rhodes, 71, 1511 Creed St., has been charged with child desertion after he allegedly left a 7-year-old alone at Chick-Fil-A, 1300 MacArthur Dr., according to the Alexandria Police.

Rhodes is accused of leaving the juvenile alone at the restaurant for about two hours. The restaurant’s owner called police. Rhodes returned to the business as police was gathering information. He told police he told the child to remain at the restaurant while he left to go to a real estate agent’s office.

Police called the Office of Community Service to report the incident. Police turn the child over to the mother.

Winfred Rhodes, 71, 1511 Creed St., has been charged with child desertion after he allegedly left a 7-year-old alone at Chick-Fil-A, 1300 MacArthur Dr., according to the Alexandria Police.

Rhodes is accused of leaving the juvenile alone at the restaurant for about two hours. The restaurant’s owner called police. Rhodes returned to the business as police was gathering information. He told police he told the child to remain at the restaurant while he left to go to a real estate agent’s office.

Police called the Office of Community Service to report the incident. Police turn the child over to the mother.

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