A Florida woman has been arrested after leaving two young children in an SUV parked outside a local bar in Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend.
Police found Jamie Lee Gunn, 33, and her children, ages 2 and 8, asleep in the back seat of a black SUV in the parking lot of Penny Annie’s Bar on Minton Road on Sunday. I was arrested.
west melbourne police station Facebook “The vehicle doors were unlocked and the vehicle was running. The registered owner, Jamie Lee Gunn, 33, of West Melbourne, was inside the bar where she was visiting with friends.” said.
The department also said Gunn was at the bar “for at least 20 minutes with no regard for the children who were left unattended.”
“When Ms. Gunn learned that law enforcement was outside in her vehicle, she became more concerned about going to jail than the welfare of her children,” police said.
Gunn was arrested, charged with child neglect, and taken to the Brevard County Jail with bail set at $15,000.
by new york postshe was released on bond Monday.
The children were released to their families and the Department of Children and Families was notified for a follow-up investigation.
According to the department, Gunn has a criminal history including contempt of court, forgery, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.