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A Fort Pierce woman who was supposed to be babysitting a 5-year-old was arrested after she was found lying topless in the parking lot of a Melbourne hotel, police said.
Stacey Lynne Kerres, 47, was arrested Thursday on a child neglect charge after she was found in the parking lot of the River Palm Hotel at 420 S. Harbor City Boulevard, according to a Florida Today report.
Melbourne Police were called to the hotel to investigate reports of a child found alone, and when they arrived, they found the boy playing video games with the hotel's staff, the report said.
The boy told police his mother had gone to the casino and left him with Kerres, who he said routinely worked as his babysitter, the report said.
When police searched the property, they found a topless Kerres lying in the middle of the parking lot near the room where the boy was staying with his mother, report said.
Kerres appeared lethargic and incoherent as she struggled to talk but told police the boy's mother went gambling but she didn't know where the boy was, the report said.
She was arrested and booked into the Brevard County Jail, and it's unknown whether she has an attorney.
The Department of Children and Families is investigating, the report said.