Toddler found alone in running vehicle outside bar

HONESDALE (WNEP) -- Troopers were called to Main Street in Honesdale early Saturday morning after a woman found a toddler alone in a vehicle outside a bar.

Police have not released the names of the toddler's parents, but the woman who found the little boy said after she heard the mother and father arguing behind the bar, she found their son out front, alone in the vehicle.

"At one point he (the father) said that the baby was in the car so instantly I walked around to the front of the building on Main Street and there was a car and I could hear the baby crying."

The woman who found the boy asked to be identified only as Megan.

"He wasn't old enough to speak. He was old enough just to walk. He had no shoes."

Megan explained that when she picked up the child, he was wet, so someone grabbed a bar towel to use as a diaper.

"He had no socks, soaking wet diaper, crying. The state police showed up. They were there about three hours."

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Keith Mullin of Honesdale is accused of leaving his 18-month-old son in a car while he went to a bar.

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Troopers charged Keith Mullin with child endangerment on Monday after the young boy was found soaking wet inside a running vehicle parked outside a bar early Saturday morning.

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A close family member said she fears for the safety of the boys after investigators say Mullin left the toddler alone while he drank and argued with his wife for the better part of an hour.

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Troopers say their 1-year-old boy was found in a vehicle parked outside, soaked from the rain because a window was left open. 

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According to court papers, Mullin got to the bar on Main Street in Honesdale after midnight. His wife was already inside.

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The Wayne County district attorney confirms that along with state police, social workers are also on the case, adding no arrests have been made and the little boy is staying with a relative.

"They were both heavily intoxicated," Megan said.

Megan says when the boy's grandmother arrived to pick him up, she thanked Megan for stepping in.

"You need to put your kids first, above anything."

The bar owners said they called police right away after finding out the child was found alone, adding "we're thankful for people who say something when they see something."

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