|A man in Milwaukee, US, has been charged with child neglect after he left his daughter of five years alone in his car whilst he gambled.|
Whilst the thirty year old gambled at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in a desperate attempt to earn some fast cash his young child was left in a car in the casino parking lot. Perhaps taking some note of the five-degree weather outside he did have the state of mind to at least provide the child with some blankets and a pillow.
As her father sat in the relative warmth and luxury of the casino the young girl was left to her own devices for approximately an hour and a half. Fortunately a concerned security guard patrolling the casino grounds had noticed the child. Keeping an eye on her from time to time he finally decided that there was no indication her father was returning any time soon and decided to act.
Taking the child indoors the guard reported the incident that led to an official complaint being raised. The man from Franklin was charged last Monday in a criminal complaint in which he clearly admits to leaving the girl by herself in order 'to make some money.'
Whether or not he made some money he certainly didnít make a great name for gamblers. The misdemeanour charge is also likely to make him a lovely jail sentence as his crime can carry up to nine months inside.