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Woman reportedly uses sofa, large dog crate to barricade child in room for over 9 hours

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Posted at 6:32 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 06:58:58-04

A 23-year-old Palm Harbor woman was arrested on Saturday, July 30 after she reportedly barricaded a child in a bedroom for over 9 hours. 

Brianne Marie Gillooly has been charged with neglect of a child after a child was found wandering around outside of her residence just after 8 a.m. on Saturday. 

Gillooly told police she left the child in his bedroom from 11 p.m. on Friday, July 29 until she was contacted by police at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. 

Police say the child was left without food and water and wasn't under any supervision for over 9 hours. The child was in a room that was barricaded with a small couch and a large dog crate to keep the child in the bedroom while Gillooly was gone. 

Upon arrival, police found urine and feces from a small dog throughout the house. The child was not injured during the time he was left alone. 

According to the Pinellas County Jail, Gillooly posted her $2,000 bond on Saturday, July 30 at approximately 5:23 p.m.