Dad Leaves Toddler In Car While Visiting Strip Club

Dad Leaves Toddler In Car While Visiting Strip Club

( 4UMF NEWS ) Dad Leaves Toddler In Car While Visiting Strip Club:

A California father chose ta-tas over his toddler, authorities allege.

Auwin Dargin, 24, of Van Nuys, was charged this week with one count of child abuse for allegedly leaving his infant daughter inside a car when he went to a strip club, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Dargin is accused of leaving his daughter in the hot car for about an hour while he stopped by Synn Gentlemen's Club in North Hills on March 9.

Employees at the club told the Los Angeles Times that they noticed the man leaving the club every 15 minutes and returning — and what they found outside shocked them.

"We hear crying and then we saw a baby in the car," assistant manager Matthew Nadeau told the Times.

The employees worked to unlock the car and remove the baby from her car seat. The strip club's manager went to find Dargin, employees say — and found him in the middle of receiving a lap dance.

"Just give me my baby and I know I am messing up," Dargin said, according to Nadeau.

Instead, employees held onto the girl and called police.

Dargin pleaded not guilty at Monday's arraignment, and is scheduled to return to court in May. He could face up to six years in state prison if convicted.