A woman is now charged with child neglect, after she left her daughter outside a Daytona Beach bar so she could drink.
Police say Sarah Lynn Cheek, 34, left the 5-year-old girl in her stroller around 10 o'clock Thursday night. One of the customers at the bar noticed the girl outside. She told him her mom had said she was going inside to get her a candy bar.
Meanwhile, witnesses say Cheek had at least a couple of drinks during that time. Cheek even asked other bar patrons to keep an eye on her daughter. Police and DCF were contacted.
Police spoke with the 5-year-old's father. He told them he thought his 14-year-old daughter was looking after her.
Cheek was booked into the Volusia County Jail on child neglect charges. Back in 2010, Cheek was charged with grand theft retail.
This is going to sound very judgmental, but I don't Lynn is a very good mother. I can understand the need to down a beer and you can't bring a 5 year old into a bar. I can overlook the fact that it was 10 pm and raining. But when you order that second beer you have crossed the line. Yeah I know I'm being tough.