Kids Left in Car While Mom Goes to Strip Club

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ A 28-year-old woman faces child neglect charges after police say she left her 3-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in her pickup truck while she visited a Tampa strip club.

The Tampa Tribune ( ) reports Brandi Jo Roman was arrested after Tampa police were alerted that the children were inside a vehicle parked outside Mons Venus.

Officers say they found Roman was near inside the club.

Her speech was slurred and she showed signs of intoxication.

The newspaper reports club owner Joe Redner says Roman inquired about the club’s entrance fee.

When she went to the truck to get money a customer saw the children and told the manager.

The manager let the woman in and encouraged the customer to notify police.

The Department of Children and Families took both children.