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Parent Admits Leaving Child In Running Car Outside Bucks Casino

BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — Another parent has pleaded guilty to leaving a child inside a car while he gambled at the Parx Casino in Bucks County this past year.

Through his attorney, Donald Waige, 60, of Philadelphia (above) told the judge he was sorry for leaving his 15-month-old child inside the idling car in mid-June.

Waige pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment and was sentenced to 18 months probation, ordered to undergo parenting classes, and was banned from the gambling hall.

Bucks County prosecutor Maureen Spang says the child was in the car for about an hour.

“(Waige) had received, I believe, a ten-dollar comp, and he was trying to activate that on his card, ended up going to a number of machines to try to do that, and eventually came back out to the vehicle while the police were there,” she told KYW Newsradio.

The child was not hurt.

Waige is the now the fourth person to plead guilty to leaving a child inside a car outside the casino in recent months. All of them have received probation.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060.

  • Nicole

    I was thinking the exact same thing!!!!! LOL

  • CC

    hmm….booming business oportunity here, anyone want to open a Mobile child care center in the parking lot of the casino? i suggest you make them pay up front though. this is probably the 4th child i have heard about being left in the car.

  • cm ocasio

    why does this 60 year old man have a 15 month old child????

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