Kristie Johnson 35′ from Englewood, Florida, is facing five counts of child neglect after deputies say she left her children in the car to drink in a local bar.
On Wednesday, deputies were called to a bar on South McCall Road in Port Charlotte, where a man had blocked his wife’s vehicle into a parking space. Inside the vehicle were their five children – a 5-year-old, a 3-year-old, an 11-month-old, and two 20-day-old infants.
The man told deputies that he had left home around 6:30 pm to go to work and his wife was supposed to take their five children to her mother’s home in Rotonda West.
The man got home after work later that evening and discovered his wife wasn’t there so he called her. He told deputies his 5-year-old daughter answered and said they were at McDonald’s. He called again a short while later and his daughter said Johnson was not in the car with them. The man told his daughter to honk the horn to get an adult’s attention, but no one came to the vehicle.