Fla. dad leaves kids in the car to go drinking
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:21:46 GMT —
CNN -- A 28-year-old Florida father was arrested in Ocala on suspicion of leaving his three children alone in a car for hours while he drank in a bar.
Joshua Delong was arreted early Thursday on three counts of child neglect.
Heather Weiss found his three children, 5, 7, 8, inside his car alone while he drank inside a bar.
"When I was walking out someone said 'There's kids in the car, there's kids in the car,'" said Weiss.
When Weiss found them, the kids had been screaming for their dad and honking the car horn.
"They had been there for a long time and they told me daddy does it a lot," Weiss said.
The children had been in the car for four hours with the windows rolled up and the keys still in the ignition.
For Weiss, a mother herself, it was hard to believe.
Weiss's boyfriend, a bouncer at Dr. B's, found the father and she says he, along with two other bouncers, stopped him as he tried to drive off intoxicated with the kids in the car.
That's when police say another person at the bar, upset after hearing what happened, hit Delong.
"All I know is he got hit and was on the ground, there was no fight," said Weiss.