A Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly left his children outside in his car while he was at a strip club.
Willie Jordan Jr. was charged with child neglect after he reportedly left a 3-year-old child and an infant in the back seat of his car while he was inside Fort Myers strip club Scarlett's, according to WGHP.
Jordan said he had only been inside the building for a minute.
But according to Christopher Mays, the general manager at Scarlett's, Jordan was inside the strip club "for about 30 to 40 minutes."
"[There was] a 3-month-old boy who's not strapped in the car seat upside down," added Mays. "Head is where his butt should be, feet up in the air."
Mays, a father himself, said nothing like this had happened at his strip club before, reports WBBH.
The baby's crying is reported to have caught the attention of another customer, who called to get help. Staff from the club helped the 3-year-old unlock the car so the children could make their way out.
"God only knows how much longer an upside down infant has in a car seat," said Mays.
The Department of Children and Families is reported to be carrying out a follow-up investigation regarding the incident.
In a similar story from April, a California man was sentenced to 10 days in jail and five years of probation after he left his 9-month-old daughter in the car when he was inside a strip club, New York Daily News reports.
Auwin Dargin, 24, pleaded no contest to felony child abuse, according to the Los Angele County District Attorney's Office. Dargin had reportedly left the baby girl in the car for 43 minutes while he was buying lap dances inside Synn Gentlemen's Club in North Hills in March.
The strip club's assistant manager, Matthew Nadeau, became suspicious of Dargin after seeing him leave the club and come back in multiple times.
"We hear crying and then we saw a baby in the car," said Nadeau.
Employees opened the locked car door through a partly opened window to get the child out, according to WRC.
Nadeau's manager reportedly stopped Dargin's lap dance to tell him they found his daughter. The dad was reported to have been angry that the manager stopped the dance.
Nadeau said that Dargin left the club saying: "Just give me my baby ... I know I am messing up."
Employees called the police and did not return the girl to Dargin.
"In the midst of them calling the police, the father came out from the strip joint and basically wanted to take the baby," said LAPD Mission Division Senior Lead Officer Charles Chacon. "He basically was not thinking, is what he said."
"I thought it was unbelievable," added Chacon. "I could not believe a father would put his child in that type of danger."