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Mother Charged After Child Found Wandering In Parking Lot Of Lauderhill Strip Club

LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) -- A young mother was charged with child neglect after leaving her little girl in the car while she danced at a gentleman's club.

Manouchika Daniels, 23, appeared in bond court Wednesday.

Judge Jackie Powell said, "I know she has no priors but I believe that these are serious allegations."

According to police, a 911 caller reported seeing the child wandering around in the parking lot in front of the Vegas Cabaret gentleman's club early Tuesday morning.

Lieutenant Michael Santiago with Lauderhill police said, "She appeared to be somewhat confused, reserved and was a little bit lost."

Police said the little girl brought officers back to the car where she was left.

Inside they found a car seat and toys.

"There was a window cracked in the back just for ventilation were locked the front doors of the vehicle were locked car was in the car wasn't running," Santiago said.

About 30 minutes into their investigation police said Daniels walked out and said she was the girl's mother.

She was taken into custody.

"Anything could've happened," Santiago said.

"Anything could've happened to that child so we were fortunate enough that the caller was alert while she was driving and was able to see this child."

Daniels bail was set at $5,000.

The little girl was taken to stay with her aunt.

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