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Father leaves 7-year-old in car while at strip club, deputies say

11:19 AM, Aug 28, 2013   |    comments
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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A 38-year-old Orlando man is accused of child neglect after deputies said he left his 7-year-old in the car while he went inside a strip club. 

Authorities said they were called to State Road 436 at 1:22 a.m. Wednesday because of a child locked inside a car.

Once deputies arrived they said they found the car and saw a small child asleep in the passenger seat.

According to an arrest report, after 25 minutes a man, later identified as Elliut Gonzalez, leave the Diamond Club and walk toward the car.

Gonzalez told authorities he was suppose to meet a friend at the Diamond Club but they never showed up, and that he was only inside for 15 minutes.

Deputies said they spoke with the bartender who said she began serving Gonzalez drinks a little after midnight.

Based on the fact that Gonzalez left his daughter inside a locked car, with the windows rolled up for nearly an hour, deputies arrested him.

The child was placed in the custody of Gonzalez' girlfriend.


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