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Police: Woman leaves children in car to drink in bar

Melissa Ann Ammons (Source: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department) Melissa Ann Ammons (Source: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department)
DESTIN, FL (WAFF) -

An Alabama mother was arrested for leaving two children in her car while she went inside a bar to drink.

Authorities in Okaloosa County, Florida said 34-year-old Melissa Ann Ammons of Montgomery left the children in her car for an hour and a half early Wednesday morning while she went inside a Destin Bar to drink.

The Sheriff's Department was called around 3:45 a.m. when a witness saw two girls, ages seven and 11, wandering around the parking lot at AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar on Harbor Boulevard. Investigators said the girls were looking for Ammons.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they said Ammons was in her car with the two children, getting ready to leave.

Ammons was arrested and charged with child neglect.

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