Maryland dad leaves baby in car while going to casino

Maryland dad leaves baby in car while going to casino (Image 1)
Maryland dad leaves baby in car while going to casino (Image 1)

A Maryland man was arrested after he left his 14-month-old daughter in the car while he was gambling at a casino.

Authorities were called to the Harrington Raceway and Casino on Monday after the child was discovered in a running car by herself WPVI-TV reported.

Responding state troopers removed the baby from the car while casino managers worked to find the owner of the car.

According to WPVI-TV, 26-year-old Justin Middleton initially denied leaving the child unattended in the car, but later admitted to leaving her alone while he went gambling.

Middleton is charged with reckless endangering, among other charges.

The baby was not injured in the incident.

*WPVI-TV contributed to this report.

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