August 22, 2010
Ocala, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Michael and Nicole Patrick, a 42 and 39-year-old Florida couple were arrested Saturday after their 6-year-old called 911 to report them allegedly passed out in different rooms of the house.
According to the Ocala Sheriff's Office, a six-year-old boy called 911 when he was unable to wake his dead-to-the-world drunk parents.
Sheriff's deputies say that the boy was standing outside the residence when they arrived on scene.
Deputies allegedly entered the residence to find Nicole Patrick passed out on the kitchen floor in a pool of milk and Michael Patrick passed out on the bed of the master bedroom, police say.
Authorities say the boy poured milk on his mother in an attempt to revive her but it didn't work.
When deputies revived Mr. Patrick, he allegedly stated that he took prescription medications and only had one drink; showing pill bottles to prove it.
Mrs. Patrick also allegedly stated that she took prescriptions but she couldn't provide any actual medications, police say.
Both parents allegedly had slurred speech, trouble standing, and Mrs. Patrick had difficulty staying awake, according to deputies.
Deputies say that they went to the residence in December because a 35-inch television had fallen off the boy's dresser and landed on his head. He was taken to the hospital and later placed in the care of relatives after the Department of Children and Families was notified.
The Patrick's were arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail on one count of child neglect each. Both have been released after posting all or 10% of their respective $2,000 bonds.
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