DETROIT (WWJ) – A 25-year-old man is expected to face charges after he left two young children in a car while he gambled at Detroit’s Motor City Casino.
Detroit police were called to the parking garage at 11:25 a.m. Monday on a report of kids left unattended in a vehicle.
According to police, a concerned citizen broke into the car and rescued the two boys, who are 5 months and 2 years old.
Police said the children seemed to be physically OK and were turned over to casino security before police arrived. It’s not known at this time how long they were in the car. The father, police said, was later located on the casino floor.
Investigating officers remained on the scene after noon, with Child Protective Services and the police department’s child abuse units called to assist.
It was not immediately clear if the kids would be handed over to their mother or where she was at the time of the incident.
Any possible charges against the father are pending. His name was not released.
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