A Florida couple was arrested this week after they left a 4-year-old in a car outside a strip club so the husband could go in a “see the girls.”
Israel Rangel Ortiz and his wife Edith Aguilar Cardona have been charged with child neglect without great harm for leaving the toddler inside a vehicle and heading into the Palmetto, Florida strip club Pandora’s Box.
People reportedly called police after the 4-year-old in the black Nissan asked them if they knew where his/her parents were.
Witnesses told Palmetto deputies the 25-year-old parents were inside the strip club watching dancers, tipping the girls, and ordering drinks. Rangel Ortiz reportedly purchased a private lap dance as well.
Aguilar Cardona told police they had only been inside the club 20 minutes, though police say they were inside for at least an hour.
The parents were arrested and each are being held at the Manatee County jail on $5000 bond.
The child was picked up by another family member.