Krueger went on to deny a responding deputy's claim that his home was littered with broken bottles and smelled like feces.
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"I love my child. I want the best for them (and) don't ever want to hurt them," Krueger explained.
Officials said they had been to the home in 2018 for another case of child neglect in which Tirado was arrested after a 1-year-old and 2-year-old were left at the home alone, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said the toddler found crossing the highway was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.
Tirado remains in the Volusia County Jail.