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Man, 41, 'Leaves Pitbull in Charge of Girlfriend's Ten-Month-Old Son While He Drinks Beer and Watches Football at a Bar'

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A man has been charged with child neglect after he left a ten-month-old baby in the care of his pet pitbull while he went to drink at a bar, authorities said.

James R Irvine, 41, was arrested on Saturday after his girlfriend came home from work to find him trying to enter their home and urinating on himself.

He told her that he had gone to a bar on the Palm Coast, Florida and had left his pet pitbull in charge of her baby boy.


Neglect: James Irvine, 41, left his girlfriend's baby in the care of his pet pitbull while he went to drink beer and watch football at a bar on the Palm Coast, Florida

The baby was found inside the home, crying, but unharmed. The pitbull had been guarding the door of the room, according to Fox.

The sheriff's office said that the baby had been left in the care of Irvine while his girlfriend was at work. After ignoring several calls from her, she returned home.

A bartender told police that Irvine had been served Irvine five Coronas and one Bud Light.

The 41-year-old is being held at the jail in Flagler County on $1,500 bond.

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