Father of the Year: Dad Throws 7-Year-Old Off Tour Boat
An argument led to a scary instance of kid overboard on a tour boat in Newport Harbor. 35-year-old Sloane Briles was possibly drunk, and fighting with his girlfriend while aboard the boat with his two sons, ages 7 and 6, from a previous relationship, reports the OC Register.
Briles reportedly moved towards one end of the vessel and was followed by his 7-year-old son, who was upset. The father allegedly then struck the child, and picked him up and tossed him off the side of the boat.
After throwing the kid in the water, Briles dove in to rescue him, however the incident had been seen by people on about three other boats nearby. The child was rescued and taken aboard one of the other boats.
Briles got back aboard the tour boat, but the authorities had been alerted, and they, too, got on board. However, Briles initially refused to be restrained by deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Department's Harbor Patrol. He was ultimately arrested and booked into Orange County Jail on charges of suspicion of child endangerment and resisting arrest. Briles was released on bond Monday.