Father Arrested After Toddler Spotted Drinking Beer Alone in Front Yard in Orange County

Down here in Florida we like to start 'em on the binge drinking when they're still youngins. Let's be honest, by the time kids get to their first UCF fraternity party they're already seasoned partying pros. Though, maybe 18-months-old is just a little bit too young.

Yeah, a toddler up in Orange County was spotted sitting in his front lawn alone just chugging down multiple bottles of beer.


Apparently, his father had earlier gone on a binge himself, and had passed out.

"They could see him in the trailer there with his legs hanging out the door... just passed out I guess," an eyewitness told WFTV.

He had left multiple beer bottles with some leftover liquid in them out in front of the trailer, and the 18-month-old boy decided to help himself.

"There were bottles around the front porch and he was just picking them up, drinking out of them," the witness added.

Police managed to wake up the father, Elvin Garcia, and arrested him for child abuse. Neighbors say this isn't the first time the tot was spotted roaming alone and hope the DCF intervenes.

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