Florida mom left 5 kids in car to go to a bar, investigators say

Posted at 3:10 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 15:10:10-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-- A Florida woman was arrested after investigators said she left her five children inside her car so she could drink at a bar.

According to her arrest report, Kristie Johnson's husband got worried when he arrived home and his wife and five children were not there.

He called Johnson's cellphone, and his 5-year-old daughter answered and said they were at McDonald's. He later called again, but this time, the daughter told the father she had no idea where she was and that Johnson was nowhere to be found.

Eventually he found the car and the children ages 5, 3, 11 months and twins just 20-days-old.

He called 911 and the police came.

Johnson is facing five charges of child neglect without violence. Her bond was set at $50,000.

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