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Mother leaves baby on sidewalk to drink alcohol at bar

By Mason White 4:20 PM September 1, 2015
Antonio Nieves and Amy Schafer 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A woman and her partner were arrested on a charge of child neglect after leaving her baby on a sidewalk while drinking alcohol at a bar, police in Florida said.

Margate police said that they have arrested 28-year-old Antonio Nieves and 27-year-old Amy Schafer, after the 3-month-old child was left in the street while they were drinking at the bar.

According to the police investigation, around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the couple walked into the bar along with their baby.

They put the child on a stool at the bar, but the manager told them that the baby could not stay inside. They sat the baby down on the sidewalk, and went back into the bar to drink.

The bar manager told police that the couple began arguing and ended up leaving the bar. The child was taken into custody by the Department of Children and Families.