Florida’s Department of Children and Families has an open investigation that it is actively pursuing into a possible domestic violence incident – with a weapon — between Tiger Woods and his wife, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained a police document that provides proof and details of the investigation and DCF’s attempt to make an in-home visit to the Woods’ residence just days ago.
The document – police dispatch notes – details that the investigation centers on possible domestic violence between Tiger and his wife taking place in front of their young children. Using police code, it also spells out that a unknown weapon may have been involved. A source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com that the weapon is a golf club.
It’s blockbuster proof that Tiger’s legal woes are not behind him – even though there is no ongoing police investigation into any aspect of the case.
DCF is responsible for assessing the safety of children in a home where domestic violence may have occurred. By state law the agency is not allowed to confirm open cases, but a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com that the investigation remains open.
RadarOnline.com has also learned that it was a DCF supervisor who attempted to talk to Tiger and his wife at their home on Friday but was not able to make contact.
The police document details how Orange County Sherriff’s deputies assisted the agency as it followed up on the possible “domestic in front of children” involving a weapon. Deputies first had contact with DCF at 2:41 p.m. Friday and were asked to assist the agency in getting to Tiger’s house, which is in an exclusive gated community.
Deputies were on scene at 3:19 pm and the police involvement was over by 4:17 pm with the report noting “negative contact.” The report also notes the police case is closed.
Two of the deputies from the Orange County Sherrif’s department who were on the scene to assist are domestic violence specialists, RadarOnline.com learned.
Tiger’s serial cheating led to an explosive and possibly violent argument between the golfer and his wife on Thanksgiving, and ended with Tiger crashing his car into a fire hydrant and tree. Woods’ two-year-old daughter Sam and 10-month-old son Charlie were at home during the incident, prompting DCF’s involvement.
An earlier report stated that the DCF attempted visit took place Saturday but that has now been clarified to note the exact time events occurred on Friday.
It is typical for DCF investigators to evaluate the safety of children in a home where domestic violence is suspected. Ducking DCF’s investigation likely will not be as easy for Woods as his refusal to give Florida Highway Patrol a follow-up interview after his one-car crash.
Capt. Angelo Nieves of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to RadarOnline.com that his deputes met with DCF but said the details were being kept secret.
Florida law prohibits DCF from officially confirming ongoing investigations. Agency spokeswoman Carrie Hoeppner said: “I’m just not able, by law, to give confirmation about whether we visited the children.”
It is not unusual for the agency to take this long to make a home visit after a suspected incident.
The exclusive document proves that the agency is actively pursuing the case.