Dad left pit bull dog to guard crying baby

A FLORIDA man has been charged with child neglect after sheriff’s deputies said he left a pit bull to babysit a 10-month-old while he went out drinking.

James Irvine, 41, of Palm Coast was arrested at about 12:30 am on Saturday. According to investigators, the baby’s mother left Irvine in charge while she went to work.

The woman told investigators when she got home, Irvine was trying to get in the garage door and admitted he’d been at a bar.

Officials said Irvine told the baby’s mother the baby wasn’t alone, because the pit bull was watching him. The dog was sitting outside the room, the door was shut and the baby was crying.