Police: Man Left Baby In Care Of Pit Bull

PALM COAST, Fla. (December 7, 2012)—James Irvine, 41, of Palm Coast, Fla., has been charged with child neglect after authorities say he left his 10-month-old baby in the care of his pit bull while he went to a bar.

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office said Irvine was arrested early Saturday.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that the infant’s mother called police after learning Irvine left the baby alone while he went out to drink.

She was at work at the time.

A police report says he told her the "pit bull was watching the baby."

The child was in his bedroom with the door shut when she got home.

A deputy reported that the dog was sitting outside the room.

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