Police: Man Left Son Asleep Outside Strip Club
3-Year-Old Found In Back Of SUV
Last Updated: 707 days ago
An Indianapolis father faces charges of neglect after he left his 3-year-old son asleep outside a strip club, police said.Officers were called to the Dancers Gentleman's Club on West Washington Street just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday on a report of a child inside a vehicle.Police said they found the 3-year-old boy asleep in the back seat of an SUV with no adults around.When the boy's father, Thomas Yates, 33, came out of the strip club a few minutes later, police said they tried to take him into custody, but he fought back against officers.According to the police report, Yates told officers he had come to the strip club to pick up a friend who was intoxicated and had asked a "guy standing in the parking lot" to watch his son while he went inside.But video surveillance showed Yates had been in the bar for nearly 30 minutes by the time police arrived, according to the report.Yates was arrested on preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent, resisting law enforcement and battery against a police officer. Watch 6News and refresh this page for updates.