Couple forces sunburned young kids to stay out in sun while on vacationBy Mason White 4:32 PM May 18, 2015
|Mounir El-Rhazouani and Rebecca El-Rhazouani|
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A couple was arrested during their vacation in Florida, after forcing their young children to stay in the sun.
The couple of Alabama, were arrested after hotel staff alerted police for ignoring the pleas of their children and refusing to take them inside the hotel.
31-year-old Mounir El-Rhazouani and Rebecca El-Rhazouani, 32, of Phoenix, were charged with two counts of child neglect after officers were called to the Hawaiian Inn in Daytona Shores.
Police released the bodycam footage as officers approached the couple sitting by a hotel pool in Orlando.
Officers found them drinking beer under an umbrella. Police said that the couple appeared to be drunk.
A hotel employee was seen telling the officers that she was concerned for the welfare of the couple’s foster children who are 2 and 5 years old.
The children were running to the door screaming, trying to get inside, but the couple refused to take them inside despite them being sunburned, the hotel employee told police.
Police began looking for the children and found them alone in the hotel room while the parents were still at the pool.
Police found beer and a pocket knife in the room within the reach of the children.
The couple was arrested and taken to the Volusia County Jail.