Father who left injured child at crash faces judge

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SAN DIEGO, CA – It was an emotional day outside a downtown courtroom as 40-year old Angelo Fabiani Arroyo was arraigned on charges of child endangerment and felony hit and run.

“Imagine your son falling from your arms?” cried family member Martha Tolles, as she made a public plea in Fabiani Arroyo’s defense, “please people  have sympathy.”

The 40-year-old father of two entered a plea of not guilty.

“He’s a beautiful father, great father, a loving father,” sobbed Tolles through tears. “This was a horrific accident. He tried to save the baby.”

Arroyo is charged with child endangerment and felony hit-and-run after crashing his truck over an embankment in the Midway area Sunday night and leaving his injured 4-year-old boy, Valentino.

“As soon as he fabiani arroyounbuckled the car seat the boy felt through the window 7 feet below on the concrete,” said deputy district attorney Teresa Santana.

And she said, instead of calling 911, Fabiani Arroyo took off running.  He was arrested two days later in Imperial Beach.  Santana told the judge Fabiani Arroyo was on parole for DUI.

Video posted to Fabiani Arroyo’s Facebook page shows the family in happier times. According to his family, he was a U.S. Marine who served years ago in Special Operations.  They believe he hit his head during the crash and went wasn’t thinking straight.

“He would never run,” said a family friend. “I believe he got disoriented and he hit his head.  He loved that baby. He was a good father — a good man.”

Valentino Fabiani Arroyo remains in critical condition at Rady’s Children’s Hospital.

“It doesn’t look good, and it’s going to take a miracle from God above,” the family friend said.

Fabiani Arroyo has three prior DUI convictions and served one year in prison for the last one. He had only recently got his license back. If convicted on all charges, he faces 7 years in prison.

24 comments

  • Not_Buying_it

    He ran because he was drunk, put your feelings aside and look closely. He's 40 years old and has been an adult for a long time, so he should be used to fear. I understand a 20 year old running but not a 40 year old.
    He should have enough world experience to have stood his ground, as well he should have known that gravity would take charge the minute he released that safety strap.

    Don't let the tears cloud your vision of what happened. he ran to clear his blood system, it's obvious.

  • klauss

    “please people have sympathy.” The clown had 3 DUI prior conviction and that retard woman is asking for sympathy? Hope he gets life in prison

  • Thumb_That

    Oh look someone stopped by to give thumbs down, go ahead and give thumbs down. Angelo's guilty and all the thumbs down in the world won't change that. Time for the family to face facts and deal with Angelo and his bad judgement..

  • LadyLeo

    Was it bad judgement to to drive wrecklessly, yes! But that's a far cry from drunk driving!! And remember, his sons serious injury came when he was removed from his car seat and fell, not from the accident…

    I cant say why he reacted like he did…perhaps it was the fact that he rolled his vehicle and could have gotten a concussion, or maybe while he was a Marine in Special Ops something happened and he suffers from PTSD, and maybe, just maybe, the site of his son with his head split open on the ground after he slipped from his very own hands was enough to push him into madness!
    I don't know…but as a parent, I think I would lose my mind if I accidently did that to my child…

    • jim

      YEAH BULLSHIT ….I KNOW THIS DUMBASS AND HES GARBAGE AND PAYS FOR NADA OF THE CHILDREN HE HAS PRODUCED …HOPEFULLY IN PRISON THEY CUT OFF HIS DICK AS THEY ARE PUMPING HIM IN THE ASS

      • LadyLeo

        Isaac,
        I can't imagine how hard this must be for you! You have lost your little brother, and now your father is such a difficult situation…I'd like to send you my very deepest sympathies for your loss.
        The media likes to put a spin on things, because it makes money. Juicy stories bring in viewers, and that makes money, so they sensationalize the stories…And there are many small minded people who eat up whatever they are told. They hear one side of a story and believe what they hear whole heartedly, without much intellectual thought. It's sad, but most people are what I call "Sheepeople", they just follow the herd, right off the cliff!
        Don't let the Haters get you down!!
        I send you Love & Light in these times of trouble, and I will keep you and your family in my prayers! Stay Strong!!!

    • LadyLeo

      Funny, but I have always said "If I were President, I would require everyone to get a license before having a child. And to get that license you would have to raise a dog to be a well adjust, well raised, well trained and well mannered. I figure if you can't raise a dog to be a well raised part of society, then you certainly can't raise a child to be.

      So tell me Joe, do you think you'd be able to get a license to 'Breed' if I were president? How about your friends and family? Bet there are many people you know that wouldn't and shouldn't!!

      But that's not what this is about…I'm just sayin'

  • LadyLeo

    That's funny! You know, I have always said "If I were President, I would require people to get a license before they have children". And the way you would get a license would be to first raise a dog to be a well adjusted, well trained and well manner part of society. The way I see it, if you cant raise a dog to be a socially well adjusted part of society, then you certainly cant raise a child to be.

    Tell me Joe, If I were President, do you think you'd be able to get a license to have kids? What about your friends and family? I bet you know a lot of people who wouldn't be able to get a license…

    But that's not what this is about…I'm just sayin'

  • LadyLeo

    Funny! You know Joe, I have always said "If I were President, I would require people to get a license before they have children". And the way you would get a license would be to first raise a dog to be a well adjusted, well trained and well manner part of society. The way I see it, if you cant raise a dog to be a socially well adjusted part of society, then you certainly cant raise a child to be.

    Tell me Joe, If I were President, do you think you'd be able to get a license to have kids? What about your friends and family? I bet you know a lot of people who wouldn't be able to get a license…

    But that's not what this is about…I'm just sayin'

    • JOE-SAY

      I know that it seems to makes sense logically to license only good potential parents, the problem is that you have to police the parents and revoke parental licenses. After that, who takes care of the kids? The state? What happens to people that have children without a license? Prison? Death penalty? This sounds more like post WWII Russia doesn't it? Unless you want to recreate The USSR here in the US, you better find another solution. It just isn't practical to license and police families. Maybe we should have more effective parental training in schools? Maybe make it a 6 year program from jt high through high school where kids must complete an intense curriculum or they dont graduate. Schooling is about the best we can do for ourselves I think.

      • LadyLeo

        Oh, I would monitor them, After they pass the test, they are good to go!
        You see, by just making them good, responsible parents of a dog, they will already be better parents to a child than more than 60-70% of the current parents in this country. Once you learn all those necessary skills, and are confronted with the reality of the time and money commitment it takes…That in and of itself will educate and change how people look at, care for, and parent a child.
        I wish I would have raised a dog before I had my son, I would have done Sooooo much better!
        The skills you learn while raising a well adjusted dog, are all about positive reinforcement. these are great life tools, and it would have made my sons life a lot better. Not that it was terrible, but it would have been easier & more productive! ;-)
        I know that the tools you learn in this process serve as, and make better parents…

  • SAL

    I KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PIECE OF SHIT COCKSUCKER FOR 5 YRS AND HE DONT PAY THE MOTHER A DIME IN CHILD SUPPORT AND HE HAS DIFFERENT ALIASES HES GARBAGE AND I DONT SAY IT OUT OF ANGER BUT OUT OF KNOWLEDGE,IF HIS CHILD FELL HE WAS STONG ENOUGH TO RUN BUT NOT GET HIS SON I MEAN REALLY IF HE HIT HIS HEAD THERE ARE NO MARKS HOW HARD COULD HE OF HIT IT ???? T HE FAMILY IS DILLUSIONAL BECAUSE THEY DONT WANT TO FESS UP TO THIS DUMB ASS AND HIS ACTIONS…I HOPE I DONT HAVE TO SAY IF I GO TO THE FUNERAL I WILL BLAST HIM AND HIS FAKE ASS BROKEN DOWN FAMILY…HOPEFULLY HE WILL GET THE FULL PUNISHMENT AS IM SURE HE WILL IF THEY PULL UP ALL OF HIS PRIORS FROM VEGAS & ETC EVERYWHERE HE GOES HES A NUISANCE ….

    • LadyLeo

      You know Sal, I don't know his mother personally, but my understanding is that she lost custody of Valentino, because she rolled her car in an accident, with Valentino in it, while stone cold drunk and then some! So what does that say?

      This poor little boy was in two very bad accidents in his short life. I hate to say it, but it seems to me that the Angles in heaven just really wanted Valentino there…Pray for his precious little soul. May you rest in peace My precious Lil' Angel!!
      Though I never knew you, I Love U! My heart and condolences goes out to all of the families!!

  • Jason

    All of our energy shouldn't be wasted on bashing his so called father.. He's not worth it!!! Instead, spend that time to say a prayer to little Valentino Fabiani Arroyo who is fighting for his life..

  • avas1

    Pour valentino…from what i heard yesterday from a close friend..they took him off life support yesterday..please pray for Nancy..fuck that piece of shit for doing this to her..and fuck his family to…

  • JOE-SAY

    Of course his family is going to make excuses for him, thats what all Mexican families do when their family member is a criminal.

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