Palm Harbor couple faces neglect charges after taking 5-year-old to bar & getting drunk

Posted at 3:44 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 09:41:49-04

A Palm Harbor couple was arrested for neglect of a child after a woman passed out and her husband lost track of the child inside a Pinellas County bar.

According to deputies, David A. Pulis and his wife Deana A. Pulis brought their 5-year-old child to de Bine Brewing Company just after midnight on Saturday.

Both parents were drinking, to the point that Deana passed out, leaving the child in the care of her husband David, who then lost track of the child.

One witness told deputies the child was lost for about ten minutes before being found in front of the bar by staff along with Pulis.

The couple was ordered a Lyft, but Deana began to vomit in front of the bar, at which point the bar staff asked her and her husband to leave. David then began to fight with the bar manager and another patron. During the fight, David was hit in the head, and laid bleeding in the street. He was taken to Florida Hospital North for treatment.

Bar staff took the child to the back of the building until deputies arrived.

The child is now in the custody of Florida DCF for protection.