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Warrant: Raleigh man took young child to bar

Posted July 15, 2012
Updated July 16, 2012

— A Raleigh man is facing child abuse charges Sunday after police allege he was drunk at a bar with his young child.

Walter Antonio Flores, 38, was "intoxicated in public and drinking at a bar with his 4-year-old son" on Saturday, arrest warrants state. The name of the bar was not released.

Flores, of 544 Brent Road, was charged with misdemeanor child abuse and taken to the Wake County jail.

A native of Nicaragua, Flores underwent an immigration status check at the jail but was not flagged for deportation, according to arrest warrants.

He has a 2004 conviction for assault on a female, according to state Division of Adult Correction records.

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  • not my real name Jul 16, 1:06 p.m.

    I dont know if it's customary to take a 4 year old to a bar in Nicaragua, but it is NOT here.....we ain't in Nicaragua in case you were wondering. What was he thinking? Is he going to be on the deportation list NOW? Where is the MOM?

  • slaterric Jul 16, 12:13 p.m.

    I saw that guy on Saturday afternoon in the PR. He was wasted but he did not have a drink in his hand. He was walking up and down outside the bar and a small kid was with him. I guess they kicked him out of the PR so he walked up to Sadlack's where a customer called the cops.

  • That Explains It Jul 16, 10:44 a.m.

    Frankly I am shocked and not a little bit disappointed in the cultural insensitivity being exhibited by these comments. There was a time in which we strove to embrace our cultural differences. My "Coexist" bumper sticker signifies as much. First, we deny these people drivers licenses then we arrest them for doing what is normal in their own country.

    It is important that we are open and accepting of the cultural differences of those who come here from other countries, just as much as we need to be open to and accept the cultural differences (instead of expecting others to accept ours) when we travel to other countries.

  • Scubagirl Jul 16, 10:35 a.m.

    "I think the bar is more responsible for this than the drunk man. superman"

    REALLY???? smh

  • FlySwater Jul 16, 10:09 a.m.

    There are a slew of high-end bar restaurants in which families bring childrend of all ages, and they can sit a few feet from the bar. Nobody bats and eye.

    It seems the public and law enforcement condemns this behavior based on how expensive an entree is.

    Sure there are plenty of sleezy places in which it would be poor judgement to bring a child, but that's the parent's judgement to make, not the public, and not the government.

  • warbirdlover Jul 16, 10:05 a.m.

    When I was about six, my Dad took me into "The Rod & Reel Lounge" in Key Largo. This was '67/'68. He asked me if I wanted a "Coke on the Rocks" In told him I would rather sit on a stool. It was a different time in a small tight knit community. No one in the bar would have let me get hurt.

  • superman Jul 16, 10:05 a.m.

    How about the security at the bar. Why did management allow him to bring the child in. After they saw the child they should have required him to leave. How about some charges for the owner of the bar? I think the bar is more responsible for this than the drunk man.

  • Scubagirl Jul 16, 9:52 a.m.

    no mention of him DRIVING.....not saying he was or wasn't but I'd say he's more guilty of poor to no judgement more than anything.

  • twatkinsntp Jul 16, 9:39 a.m.

    Still doesn't make him a Raleigh man......just like someone from the north living here isn't a Southerner........!

  • wayneboyd Jul 16, 9:18 a.m.

    Ignorance and alcohol don't mix!

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