Another Parent Charged With Abandoning Kids Outside Bucks Casino

BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — Another parent has been charged with leaving his kids in the car while he gambled inside Parx Casino in Bucks County.

Following a two-week investigation, Bensalem police have charged a 38-year-old Philadelphia man with child endangerment after he allegedly left his two girls, ages six and eight, inside his car earlier this month.

Bensalem public safety director Fred Harran says Parx security came across Tan Truong’s car in the parking lot at 1:30 a.m. on October 11, with the girls inside:

“And there was no way for the kids to get hold of their dad. But security, being vigilant, came across the kids and put the system in motion. And hopefully they’ll learn from their lesson.”

Officials believe the girls were alone in the car for about an hour.

Harran says Truong was also drunk when they found him. He’s the seventh parent to be charged with leaving a kid in the car outside the gambling hall since June (see previous stories).

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060

  • Rachelle

    I find this terrible that people want to gamble so badly that they leave their children in the car to get their fix. On the other hand the casino should offer babysitting service and charge by the hour.

  • JeeperJoe

    Closing the casino is a rediculous and stupid solution. So when he leaves his children in the car while he goes to a bar and gets drunk we should close all the bars?

  • jack markowitz

    what a pitiful story. this guy needs counseling pronto before he loses more than money at the casino.

  • charles

    close the casinos. This will only get worse.

    • ZZBAR

      I agree. You are so right.

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