Girl left alone in car outside Orlando strip club

Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 8:46 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 8:46 a.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Someone called 911 after spotting a child sleeping inside a car parked outside a central Florida strip club.

Orange County deputies found a 7-year-old girl locked inside the car around 1 am. Wednesday. The car was parked near the Diamond Club.

Orlando television station WFTV reports deputies figured out the car belonged to 38-year-old Elliut Gonzalez and asked club employees to help track him down.

Sheriff's Lt. Paul Hopkins says Gonzalez was drinking inside the club and employees told deputies he'd been there about 50 minutes. Employees paged Gonzalez to get him to come outside, where he was arrested.

Hopkins told authorities he didn't want to go home because of a fight with his girlfriend.

He now faces child neglect charges. He remained in jail Wednesday morning.

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