GULFPORT — A mother whom police witnessed leaving two infant children alone on the street to urinate in public was arrested late Thursday night.
Shawn Suzanne Lutz, 43, is charged with two counts of neglect of a child, disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence and is being held in Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $2,250 bail.
According to a police report, Lutz left her children in a stroller at 3121 Beach Blvd. at 11:44 p.m. to walk 30 feet away and urinate. Police also observed her shaking one of the children and striking her with an inflatable float. The other child, according to police, had a diaper "soaked through with urine."