OCALA, Fla. – Police say a Florida man is accused of leaving his three children in a car for hours outside a bar while he got drunk inside.
A police report says an officer found 28-year-old Joshua Delong outside of Dr. B’s bar in Ocala just after 2 a.m. Thursday with a bleeding head.
A security guard told officers that angry bar patrons beat Delong before he was arrested on child endangerment charges.
Witnesses told police that Delong left his children ages 5, 7 and 8 in a gold Cadillac parked outside while he drank at the bar.
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Police say the kids were honking the horn and calling for “daddy” and that the bar’s security guard eventually called police.