(St. Lucie County, Florida) A 31-year-old Pennsylvania woman, Julie Marie Dengler, has been accused of child neglect and drug charges after leaving her 8-month-old child in the care of strangers at a bar.
Dengler faces charges of child neglect, disturbing the peace, possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment.
Sheriff's deputies report being called to a bar in the 6300 block of U.S. 1, Fort Pierce, about 7:42 p.m. Friday. They found Julie Marie Dengler, 31, in the parking lot with the soiled infant and no ride. A deputy changed the baby's diaper and left after learning Dengler's brother was en route to pick up her and the child.Dengler was booked into custody with bail set at $12,375.
Deputies were called back to the bar at 9:55 p.m. and found Dengler and the infant still inside. The manager said Dengler was making patrons uncomfortable by leaving the baby unattended while asking them for drinks.