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Babysitter found passed out drunk in the cold holding two-year-old child

By Mason White 12:48 PM January 9, 2014
Candace Long 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A man in Volusia County, Florida, was horrified when he found a stranger with a baby sleeping on his porch.

The woman was staying with the child’s family, when the boy’s father asked her if she would babysit him.

The woman agreed to babysit the 2-year-old boy. However, she was never supposed to leave the house.

Tom Fordham called police at 1:00 a.m., after he found Candace Long, 28, passed out on his porch while holding the 2-year-old boy, who was dressed in shorts and a T-shirt with no shoes, as temperatures hovered around 33 degrees.

When officers arrived, they were hardly able to wake her up. When she was finally able to speak, Long told officers that she had no idea how she ended up on Fordham’s property.

Officers were able to contact the boy’s parents, who lived a few blocks away.

Long was arrested and charged with child neglect.

During her court appearance, Long was seen laughing while she was in front of the judge.

Long was seen with a scar on her face. She was unable to explain how or when it happened.

She is being held on $2,000 bond, and is not allowed to have any contact with the child.