Police: Man left child in car at Delaware casino

Justin Middleton

Delaware State Police have arrested a Maryland man for leaving his child unattended in a car while he was gambling in a casino.

State troopers were called to Harrington Raceway and Casino just Monday afternoon for a child left in a car parked in a handicapped parking spot. Police say the engine was still running, and the child did not appear to be in distress.

Troopers removed the 14-month-old girl from the car, and casino managers paged for the owner of the vehicle.

Police say 26-year-old Justin Middleton of Preston, Maryland, responded to the car. He initially denied leaving the baby in the car but later acknowledged he had left the girl in the car while he was inside gambling.

Middleton was charged with reckless endangering and other charges.
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