JUST IN: Man ODs at Wawa with toddler in backseat


A Lake Park man overdosed Sunday morning in a Wawa parking lot while a toddler sat in the backseat of his car, Riviera Beach police said.

Officials found Joseph Delligatti, 27, unconscious and convulsing shortly before noon Sunday in the driver’s seat of a tan Mercedes-Benz in the gas station’s lot off West Blue Heron Boulevard. Police said the car was still in drive. A 3-year-old was in the backseat.

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Police were unable to wake Delligatti, so they broke the car’s windows. A cigarette box with a small glass pipe that was burnt on both ends — a crack pipe — fell from Delligatti’s lap.

Riviera Beach Fire Rescue crews revived Delligatti with Narcan and he regained consciousness. He told officials he took heroin the night before.

He was taken to a hospital, where the medical staff determined he had heroin and other illegal drugs in his system, police records state.

Delligatti faces child neglect and drug-related charges. His relationship with the child was redacted from the police report. A judge on Monday ordered he undergo drug treatment while in the Palm Beach County Jail.

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