Queens Boyfriend and Girlfriend have two Daughters, aged six and eight.
Boyfriend and Girlfriend drive to a local casino with their Daughters, park their car, lock Daughters in their car, and … go into the casino to gamble.
An employee of the casino notices Daughters in the car and calls police.
Boyfriend and Girlfriend are arrested on charges of child endangerment.
Daughters are taken into protective custody by child welfare agency.
Mississippi Husband and Wife have Daughter and Son, aged nine and eleven.
A few days after the incident in Queens, Mississippi Husband and Wife drive to a casino in Gulfport with Daughter and Son, park their car, lock Daughter and Son in their car and … go into the casino to gamble.
An employee of the casino notices Son and Daughter in the car (despite coverings inside the windows). The heat index there that day is 109.
Husband and Wife are arrested for felony child abuse.
Son and Daughter are taken into protective custody by child welfare agency.
Read more in:
- this New York Post article: Parents left kids in casino parking lot while they gambled: cops and
- this WVUE [New Orleans] Fox 8 TV news article: Gulfport Police: Parents covered windows to hide kids in hot car .