Police Arrest Woman for Leaving Young Children Unattended in a Vehicle While She Patronized an Adult Establishment

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INCIDENT DATE/TIME: 7/24/2012 @ 6:41 PM

LOCATION: 2040 N Dale Mabry Hwy

BUSINESS: Mons Venus

VICTIM: 5 yr old male and 3 yr old female

SUSPECT: Roman, Brandi Jo 10/04/1983, 4544 W Lambright Tampa, FL


A citizen notified officers who were working in the area that a woman entered the Mons Venus and left her two small children alone inside a blue Ford F150 parked in the lot. When the officers approached the vehicle they found the two victims unattended. The 3-year old victim was crying. After safely removing the kids from the car and comforting them, the officers spotted a can of malt liquor in plain view inside the truck. The officers went inside the club and made contact with the suspect who was sitting down near a stage. Her speech was slurred and she showed other visible signs of intoxication. The defendant told the officers that she went inside the club to drink more alcohol and left the children watching a movie inside the car. Officers arrested the defendant without any incident and charged her with child neglect.

DCF responded out to the scene and took custody of both children.

Janelle McGregor