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Dad Locks Unattended Baby and Toddler in Car While at Strip Club

A Florida father allegedly left his two young sons in the back of his locked car in a parking lot while hanging out in a strip club. He has been accused of child neglect.

According to staff at the establishment Willie Lee Jordan Jr., 23, visited Fort Myers gentleman’s club Scarlett’s Cabaret on Thursday, and he was asked to leave because he did not meet the dress code standards of the club. He returned in proper attire later in the evening.

One of the security guards on shift heard the cries of a child and went to investigate where the sound was coming from. He came upon Jordan Jr.’s locked SUV which had the windows open a couple of inches, and he saw two young boys alone in the back seat. A 3-month-old infant was crying and found in an upside down position in an unbuckled car seat. The other child, a 3-year-old boy, was sitting in the back seat and also crying.

The authorities were alerted, and a couple of staff members and a patron of the club reportedly gave the older child instruction on how to unlock the door so they could get the children out of the car. An announcement was made inside in an attempt to find the person responsible for the children.

When Jordan Jr. responded and went outside he spoke with the officers and said that he had only been inside the club for a minute or two, but the police had already been in the parking lot for quite a few minutes. The general manager of the establishment claimed that Jordan Jr. was inside the club for approximately half an hour.

Jordan Jr. was arrested and charged with two counts of child neglect and released on $10,000 bail.

If you or someone you love is suspected of child neglect, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.