A Florida mother was passed out from drinking her 10-year-old son was found wandering their neighborhood naked and intoxicated.
Local police officers arrested Nedra Byrd, 31, on neglect charges on Thursday night.
Amanda Roesch, a neighbor who took the boy in dressed him, and put him to sleep, told reporters that she had walked over to the boy’s home.
After knocking on the door, it cracked open and Roesch said that she could see Byrd sleeping on the couch.
Neighbors called the Hernando County Sheriff's office and detectives say when they arrived at the home Byrd didn't open the door.
A man named James Shannon came to the door and told police he thought the child was in his room.
When the passed out mother finally awoke she too said she thought her son was in his room, according to police records.
When asked if she had been drinking she reportedly said, ‘Yeah, I'm drunk as hell.’
Police found a half-empty bottle of Christian Brothers Brandy with a shot glass sitting on Byrd's kitchen counter.
Detectives talked to the 10-year-old boy who they say confirmed that his mother had been drinking the brandy for most of the day.
He added that his mother had given him four shots of the hard liquor.
When asked, detectives say the child admitted he had been given alcohol before.
The Department of Children and Families took the 10-year-old boy into custody.
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