Crystal Beth Ricci accused of leaving three-week-old unattended to go out drinking, affidavit says

A Palm Beach County mother is under arrest after her three-week-old child was found unattended in a baby seat on a dining room table with a soiled diaper, according to a probable cause affidavit.
 
According to the affidavit, 32-year-old Crystal Beth Ricci went out to have a drink with friends.

The sheriff's office was notified after Ricci's roommate woke up upon hearing the child crying and Ricci was nowhere to be found, the report states.

A detective and the roommate later found Ricci asleep in the roommate's car at the intersection of Lantana Road and Congress Avenue, according to the affidavit.

A detective arrested Ricci who refused to answer questions but did say, "I have a drug problem and need help," according to the report.

She's facing a charge of child neglect.

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