Man arrested for leaving child locked in car while drinking at bar

DADE CITY, Fla. - A man was arrested in Dade City after deputies found him inside drinking at a bar while a 10 year old boy was left locked inside his car Sunday morning.

Pasco County Sheriff deputies responded to Happy Dayz Bar on U.S. Highway 301 just after midnight.

When deputies tried to get the boy out of the car, he wouldn't open the door because he had been advised not to.

The boy told deputies, Raymond Ellison, 31, had told him to hide inside the truck if anyone came nearby and not to open the door for anyone. Ellison then went inside the bar and started to drink.

The relationships between the boy and Ellison is unknown.

He faces charges of child neglect.

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