Report: Couple arrested after giving alcohol to minor then abandoning her

Report: Couple arrested after giving alcohol to minor then abandoning her

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The mother and stepfather of a minor were arrested after giving alcohol to her and leaving her on the beach, according to a police report from MBPD.

Myrtle Beach Police officers responded to 10th Avenue South on the beach after lifeguards called about an intoxicated female lying on the beach in the sand.

When officers arrived, the victim was heavily slurring her speech and she had a strong smell of alcohol on her breath.

EMS was called to the scene.

Witnesses said that they saw the victim's mother, 39-year-old Julie Bishop, giving her mimosas and beer, the release states.

Before the police were called the victim was unconscious. The couple then sat the girl in a chair and put water on her face. When she didn't wake up they packed their belongings and left her on the sand, witnesses added.

During the incident, officers said that the minor went in and out of unconsciousness and vomited several times.

Officers later made contact with the mother and stepfather, 33-year-old Steven Bishop.

Both were charged with unlawful neglect of a child and transferring of beer and wine for underage person's consumption.

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