Michael Trosclair, 45, and Shari Tremba, 42 have been arrested after taking their baby to a bar. According to reports, Tremba was seen drinking and smoking while breastfeeding the child. The couple was arrested on June 16 in Indianapolis after police officers were called to the Wild Beaver Saloon around 12:45 AM.
Trosclair, a former pastor, and Tremba, a ‘life coach’, were both charged with neglect of a dependent in a situation that endangers the dependent, and public intoxication.
According to reports, Tremba ‘soliciting customers for beer and breastfeeding an infant while drinking.’ When the responding officer arrived, he discovered Tremba standing outside of the bar with a stroller while holding a cup. Upon asking who the baby belonged to, Tremba replied that it was hers, then drank from her cup.
Furthermore, a witness at the bar approached the officer and told them Tremba was trying to get people to go inside and get her more beers by offering them sex.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were dispatched to the saloon at 12:38 a.m. Friday on a report of a woman soliciting customers for beer and breastfeeding an infant while drinking. Sgt. Ty Van Wagner said he arrived to find Tremba standing outside of a roped-off area at the bar, holding a cup and standing near a stroller. “The baby was quiet and sleeping,” Van Wagner wrote in his report.
The officer said he asked Tremba who the baby belonged to, and she said the baby was hers. Her answer was followed by a swig of beer. Police went on to say that Tremba’s “breath and person” smelled of an alcoholic beverage and that she had to be asked several times who she was and where she was from.
A witness pulled an officer aside and said that Tremba had been at the bar for quite a while and was offering sex to different individuals who would go inside and get her a beer. The man told police he had watched Tremba drink her beers and breastfeed the baby at the same time. She had been at the bar drinking since at least 10:30 p.m., and was eventually kicked out and told to stay outside of the roped area. Tremba told police she was with her husband and friends from his work. Her Breath Alcohol Content at the time of her arrest was .193.
The child was checked into nearby Riley Children’s Hospital where she showed no signs of intoxication. She was then taken into custody by the department of children services.
Trosclair and Tremba were in court on Tuesday, June 20. Alabama.com reached out to them for comment, but they have no responded.