Mother left boy alone at hotel to work at Orlando strip club

Brittany Roman arrested on child neglect charge

Published On: Jul 18 2013 03:20:41 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 18 2013 03:21:33 PM EDT
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -

A mother was arrested in Osceola County on suspicion of leaving her 6-year-old child alone at a hotel while she went to work as a dancer at an Orlando strip club.

Brittany Renee Roman, 21, whose driver's license lists Miami as her residence, was arrested on charges of child neglect.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, a security guard noticed the boy walking by himself around 10 p.m. Wednesday outside the Westgate Towers at 7300 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee.

The guard said he again saw the boy unsupervised several hours later and asked him if he was staying at the hotel, according to deputies.

The boy told the guard he was staying there with his mother and took him to a room and used a key to open the door, but no one was inside, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies contacted the Department of Children and Families and attempted to call the number management had on file in order to reach the mother but received no answer.

Several hours later, the mother, identified as Roman, returned and told deputies she left her son at the hotel to ā€œgo dancing and working at the Diamond Club in Orlando.ā€

Due to the length of time the child was left unattended and based on the information she provided, Roman was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail.