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Man arrested after 7-year-old found unsupervised outside North Lawrence topless club

May 15, 2017


A Spring Hill man is accused of leaving a child alone to wander a parking lot while he went inside a Douglas County topless club.

Around 9 p.m. Friday, Douglas County sheriff’s deputies were sent to the Flamingo Club, 1626 East 1550 Road, for a report of a child left in a vehicle, Sgt. Kristen Dymacek said in an emailed response to questions. At the scene they found a 7-year-old playing in the parking lot.

The deputies then found Randall Allen Liestman, 36, who was supposed to be watching the child, inside the adult club, Dymacek said. Apparently, he had been inside for “several minutes.”

Because the child was found in the parking lot unsupervised, Dymacek said, Liestman was arrested on suspicion of endangering a child.

Liestman was booked into the Douglas County Jail Friday night, the jail’s online booking logs indicate. He was released the next day on his own recognizance.

Additional information was not immediately available.


Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 9 months, 1 week ago

I am really sick of these parents who only think of themselves. It seems we are getting to many parents who are either helicopter parents and relive their youth through their kids or think only of themselves. Come on, people, go for the medium and grow up! There really isn't anything wrong with being grown up.

Jillian Andrews 9 months, 1 week ago

No where in this article does it say that the man caring for the boy was his father.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 9 months, 1 week ago

Okay, anyone who has been put in charge of caring for a child for any reason.

Clark Coan 9 months, 1 week ago

I suspect there could have been some unsavory character hanging around who could have come out of the club drunk and harmed the child. BTW, that's the old Bird which has been around for 50 years. Poetry Slams were once held there about 25 years ago. Strip clubs are a strange bird--the involve mutual exploitation. The men exploit the women and the women exploit the men, and no one is really satisfied.

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