Police arrested a Florida couple passed out in their van after employees at an IHOP noticed the couple’s toddler son roaming the restaurant parking lot naked and alone early Friday morning.
Jordyn Freeman, 24, and Randy McMillin, 27, were charged with child neglect, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers discovered drugs inside the couple’s van, which was parked in the restaurant parking lot.
According to a statement from the Panama Police, employees of the popular breakfast-themed restaurant arrived at work around 5:30 a.m. and noticed “a toddler with no clothes on wandering around the parking lot.” The employees wrapped the toddler in an apron and tried to wake up the two adults they noticed passed out in a van.
After the employees were unable to rouse the pair, they called police, who discovered the couple’s 9-month-old twins were also in the van. One of the children was “covered with blankets and pillows.”
Police said Freeman, who is the biological mother of the children, and her fiancé were under the influence of drugs and that drugs were clearly visible inside the van when officers arrived.
“All three children appeared to be in good health but needed clean clothes and diapers,” police said.
The officers at the scene changed the children’s clothing while the restaurant employees gave the children pancakes.
“Panama City Police are proud to highlight the quick and caring action of the employees of a local restaurant and our officers,” the statement said.
The children are now in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.
Freeman and McMillin, both of West Portsmouth, Ohio, were taken to the Bay County Jail.
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