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Intoxicated mother leaves child unattended at bar while she was dancing

By Mason White 8:58 AM January 16, 2015
Ashton Krauss 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A mother was arrested after taking her child to a bar and leaving him unattended while she was dancing.

The woman was charged with child neglect after the incident at the bar in Florida, over the weekend.

Ashton Krauss, 28, of Ocean Ridge, was at the Banana Boat Lounge and Restaurant on Sunday night around 5:30 p.m., when she put her toddler in a high chair, and then went to take a drink and dance.

After people told her that the child was crying, Krauss took him into her arms and began dancing with him.

Krauss allegedly tripped and fell, and the child fell on top of her. When customers and staff tried to help the woman, she became angry.

Officers who arrived at the scene, said that Krauss was “violent and aggressive.” Police found an open beer bottle in the console of her vehicle and an unopened bottle of alcohol in her purse.

The open drink was a 16 ounce can of Michelob Ultra and the unopened one was a 16 ounce can of Angry Orchard cider.

Krauss was booked into the Palm Beach County jail on charges of neglect and disorderly conduct. Her bail was set at $3,000.

The child was handed over to the custody of the mother’s uncle.