A man is accused of leaving a 3-month-old baby and a 3-year-old child in the backseat of a car while he visited the inside of a Fort Myers, Florida strip joint. The Associated Press reports that Fort Myers police arrested Willie Lee Jordan Jr., 23, on child neglect charges last week.
The suspect told police he was only at Scarlett’s Cabaret for a few minutes, but the club’s General Manager Christopher Mays said otherwise.
“He was in there for about 30 to 40 minutes,” he told WBBH-TV
While Jordan was inside, a security guard noticed the children in Jordan’s car after he heard the infant crying from the parking lot. The customer, and some staff, then instructed the 3-year-old how to unlock the car. The baby was found upside down, according to the Associated Press.
“[There was] a 3-month-old boy who's not strapped in the car seat upside down head is where it's butt should be, feet up in the air,” Mays told WBBH-TV. “God only knows how much longer an upside down infant has in a car seat.”
The boys had been left in the car with its windows were open about two inches.
Club staff told police that Jordan had been turned down by Scarlett’s Cabaret earlier that night for a dress code violation, News Channel 5 reports.
Jordan was released last Friday on a $10,000 bond. As of this point, it remains unclear if Jordan has a lawyer. The Department of Children and Families is reportedly investigating the situation.
[Photo: Lee County Sheriff’s Office]