couple arrested for leaving baby alone in casino parking lot

Oh man, come on. Last week in Lincoln, California, authorities arrested a couple for leaving their infant daughter in a parked car while they gambled in a casino: Couple leaves baby in car while gambling at casino.

According to the Placer County Sheriff's Department, deputies arrested Thuan Nguyen and Panfila Pho Phan after a security guard noticed the baby in a parked car at Thunder Valley Casino:
A security guard at the Thunder Valley Casino said he walked by a car parked in the casino's parking garage and noticed a car seat covered with a blanked in the back seat. He pushed the car to see whether or not a baby was in the seat, and that's when he noticed movement from beneath the blanket. Concerned for the baby's well-being, he pried open the door, reached inside and unlocked the door. He took the baby from the car and brought it to the casino's emergency medical personnel to be checked out.

As Placer County Deputies arrived to locate the car's owner, both Nguyen and Phan returned to the car, and were immediately arrested by authorities. They claimed they left the car long enough to use the restroom. However, surveillance video showed the two gambling for two hours.
These parents clearly have a problem. Nguyen and Phan, both 27, both pleaded not guilty to felony child endangerment charges Friday. The two returned for further court proceedings this week and are being held on $50,000 bail.

The girl is being cared for by Placer County Child Protective Services. More here: Sheriff: Couple Left Newborn In Casino Parking Lot.

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