28-year-old Antonio Nieves and 27-year-old Amy Schafer from Florida were arrested after police discovered that they left their 3-month-old baby unattended on the sidewalk while they went inside the O’Malley’s Sports Bar on State Road 7 and drank shots for more than two hours on Tuesday, August 25th, between 1 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.
The couple decided to put the baby in a car carrier on the sidewalk outside when the bar manager told them they could not have the child inside. During their court appearance, the mother claimed that she would go outside every five minutes to check on her baby and go back inside and continue taking shots.
Nieves and Schafer began bickering in the bar and the manager kicked them out. They were still fighting when they got home, and that’s when a witness called the police. The baby was taken from the couple and placed under care of the state’s Department of Children and Families.
Nieves and Schafer have been charged with child neglect and child abuse. They are being held at Broward County Jail pending trial.
Nieves is being held on $10,000 bail and Schafer is being held on $7,500 bail.