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Jobless Dad Arrested For Child Cruelty After Son Found In Horrid Conditions

As working families the world over know all too well, it can be pretty tough to make ends meet sometimes. It’s an expensive world that we live in, and particularly rough stretches can make it seem as if you’ll never be able to make any headway and actually get ahead.

Nonetheless, those with a strong desire to take care of their responsibilities will keep their nose to the grindstone and keep pressing on until a breakthrough is achieved.

That breakthrough can be awfully satisfying, as it gives you a second to stop and smell the roses. That’s pretty awesome when it happens, but it’s not time to rest on your laurels just yet. As such, responsible folks will keep on pressing on to make sure all of their loved ones needs are tended to.

There are several different approaches you can take as well, but many of them don’t jibe with the principle of responsibility.

One of those approaches is to sit around smoking pot all day while blatantly refusing to work. That’s the tactic an unemployed single dad from the UK decided to take, and his justification for doing so was - surprise - downright bizarre. As the Inquisitr shares, the man chose to live his life in this fashion because he believed that “the Lord would provide for him.”

It doesn’t sound like that approach was working out too well for him, as his child was found to be living in repulsive conditions. A relative had come to pay a visit, and that relative would thankfully have enough sense to contact the authorities.

The 36-year-old dad received another visit, and this time he would be arrested for child cruelty.

Amazingly, this wasn’t the first time a red flag was raised that something was amiss. His son’s school felt compelled to contact social services when the poor kid kept coming to school looking exhausted and dirty. Sounds like the school also confronted the father, who would become defensive and indignant.

He threatened to withdraw the child from school as a result of their inquiry.

The case has made its way to court, and many disturbing details have been revealed about the conditions the child was forced to live in. There was nowhere for the child to sleep, and their home was littered with dog feces that the father refused to clean up.

The bathroom was absent basic hygiene products such as soap and toothpaste, and the refrigerator contained spoiled fruit and a carton of milk.

Despite the fact that he was living in squalor, the man showed no inclination or desire to work, and he made no attempts to file for welfare benefits. However, he was sure to make sure his need for marijuana was tended to, as he was reportedly constantly high and smoked directly in front of his child regularly.

It’s unclear how he could afford to support his habit, but where there’s a will there’s a way!

No word on what kind of sentencing he may be facing, but he has admitted that he felt overwhelmed being a single dad.

Source: Inquisitr
Photos: CPS/SWNS via Metro

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