2-Year-Old Tells St. Petersburg Police Where Fugitive Father Was Hiding

St. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) — A St. Petersburg 2-year-old taught his parents the value of telling the truth to police this weekend when he let it slip that his father was hiding in the attic.

Police arrived at 770 62nd Ave. on Saturday morning to arrest Valdet Gjeloshi, 29, on charges that he violated a term of his parole with a battery charge. The boy’s mother, Megan Merschen, 25, told police that he wasn’t there and directed them to several locations away from the house.

During the exchange, the boy mentioned his father was upstairs, according to the police report. When Merschen caved, police convinced Gjeloshi to open the attic hatch and come down.

Officers arrested him, then spun and arrested Merschen on charges relating to obstructing a law enforcement officer.

According to police, he told investigators that he was unaware of the warrant for his arrest but hid himself in the attic because he was afraid of the officers.

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  1. TexasForever says:

    Amazingly, there is some hope for the two years old with parents like his!

  2. Amanda says:

    They’re right, but mraiionliles should never tell people what to do with their money. And one key rule in sports NEVER CRITICIZE YOUR OWN FAN BASE! BQ: Nope, they didn’t mean any harm.BQ2: Probably the Rangers. Was this answer helpful?

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