01/08/2014 03:58 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Candace Long, Babysitter, Allegedly Passes Out Drunk On Porch While Child Freezes In Her Lap

Candace Wood celebrated her 28th birthday in high style.

Possibly too high, since she was babysitting a two-year-old at the time.

Wood is facing a child neglect charge after the boy she was watching was found shivering and shoeless on the back porch of a stranger's house near Daytona Beach early Tuesday morning, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The homeowner called police after seeing Long passed out on the porch with the kid.

Deputies who questioned Long said she was incoherent and kept muttering that she was drunk because it was her birthday. She also allegedly said she didn't know where she was or the name of the toddler she was babysitting, WFTV-TV reported.

Police eventually determined that Long was asked by the boy's father to watch him while he ran errands.

She wasn't supposed to leave the child's house, but she took the boy two blocks away from his home to the porch where officers found her, NBC Miami reported.

Long was arrested Tuesday and charged with child neglect. She is being held in the Volusia County Branch Jail on $1,000 bail, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal.

Although Long's booking photo shows a fresh wound under her eye, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office told the Orlando Sentinel he didn't know how it happened.

The boy Long was babysitting was eventually reunited with his parents



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