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Mom accused of leaving 2 kids in car while she drank at bar

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Posted at 6:24 AM, Aug 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-11 05:20:01-04

APOPKA, Fla. - Authorities say a central Florida mother is accused of leaving her two young children alone in her car while she drank in a nearby bar.

Apopka police say officers responded to Froggers Grill & Bar Sunday afternoon after a worker called 911. The officers reported finding the children, ages 2 and 4, inside the running vehicle.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that police arrested 35-year-old April Renee King, and she was charged with child neglect.

King remained in the Orange County Jail on Tuesday.

She was being held on $1,500 bail. Jail records didn't list an attorney.