Florida man arrested for leaving pit bull to watch over infant

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, December 6, 2012 13:18 EDT
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A Florida man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly leaving his pit bull dog to watch over an infant while he watched football and got drunk at a nearby bar.

James R. Irvine, 41, was charged with child neglect on Saturday after the mother of a 10-month-old child called police to report that she’d found him urinating on himself as he attempted to re-enter his home, according to NBC Miami.

The Palm Coast resident allegedly told her later that he’d had a few drinks, and a bartender reportedly confirmed to police he’d consumed Corona and Bud Lite.

He reportedly added that the child was not left alone because his pit bull was nearby keeping watch.

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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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