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Cops: Delco Father Left Three Kids Alone To Go Out Drinking

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(Photo from Upper Darby PD)

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By Brad Segall

DREXEL HILL, Pa. (CBS) — A father of three from Upper Darby Township is free on bail, facing felony child endangerment charges, after police say he left his three toddlers home alone Friday night while he went out to drink.

Police say they were called to a house in the 100 block of Bridge Street in the Drexel Hill section of the township after a woman found a four-year-old girl wandering the street around midnight. The girl told the woman where she lived, and there the woman found two other kids, ages three and two, in bed alone.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says Jay Unger, 29, was arrested after a night of drinking.

“These poor kids … I mean, they don’t have a chance,” Chitwood told KYW NewsradioMonday. “They don’t have a chance in the world to survive when they are in this type of environment. Here’s a bum who has no care or concern about three little kids.”

Chitwood says the children’s mother is behind bars for allegedly selling drugs to undercover cops. The kids are now with their grandmother.

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