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Man brings son to Coconut Creek bar, gets into fight about it with another patron

William Stone arrested on child neglect charge at Johnny O'Brian's Irish Pub

Police say William Stone brought his 4-year-old son to a bar and then got into a fight with another patron about it.
Police say William Stone brought his 4-year-old son to a bar and then got into a fight with another patron about it.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A Coral Springs man was arrested after he brought his 4-year-old son to a bar in Coconut Creek and then got into a fight with another patron, police said.

William Stone, 26, was arrested Wednesday on a child neglect charge.

According to a Coconut Creek police report, Stone brought his son to Johnny O'Brian's Irish Pub and spent about three hours drinking at the bar with a friend.

While Stone was drinking, his son was running around inside, police said, prompting another bar patron to confront Stone about his drinking with a child present.

Police said that led to a physical altercation between the men in front of Stone's son.

According to the report, the boy was hiding behind a table while his father and the other man were fighting. A woman at the bar eventually got the boy away from the fight.

An employee at the bar broke up the fight and escorted Stone outside until police arrived. 


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