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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (CBS Charlotte) – A local mother has found herself in hot water after leaving her 15-month-old child in the cold for the sake of a fun night out.

While attempting to get a drink at Club Six, 25-year-old Heather Lee Johnson of Inman left her son, a toddler, in the care of her friend Andrew Wofford, 34 and also of Inman, the Spartanburg Herald-Journal reported.

The two began to argue about Wofford allegedly losing their car, a disturbance which brought police to the scene. When they arrived, Johnson was holding the child, and the pair reportedly smelled of alcohol.

When asked for identification, neither of them were able to produce driver’s licenses. They were, instead, in possession of state ID cards. The police then confirmed that both Johnson and Wofford were inebriated.

Johnson allegedly told authorities that the child was asleep outside while they were drinking. She also told the police that Wofford was without insurance, after they asked how the pair intended to get home while drunk and without proper certification to operate a vehicle.

An incident report obtained by the paper said a Club Six employee told the police that after Johnson handed the toddler off to Wofford, he tried to enter the club himself, but was denied and told by security to leave.

Wofford was charged with public drunkenness, according to the Herald-Journal, and was released Monday from the Spartanburg County Detention Facility on a $262 bond.

Johnson was also reportedly released Monday, on a $10,262 bond.

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