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