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Woman Leaves Her Child In The Car So She Can Go To The Casino

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alicia_brownBy Dr. Sinclair Grey III

Let me warn you from the outset that this story will cause serious emotions to rise up within you. You’ll experience anger, sadness, and heartbreak. All of these emotions and probably some more will make you cringe at what you’re about to read.

On New Year’s Eve at around 10a.m., Alicia Brown went to Maryland Live! Casino in Anne Arundel, Maryland with her four-year-old child. Instead of bringing her child inside, Brown left her child in the SUV. That’s right; she left her child in the SUV. As you can imagine, the child was cold and scared. According to police, it appeared that Brown had put up some sort of sheet to cover the windows.

A security guard heard the child crying and immediately notified authorities. While Brown was inside gambling, she left her child unattended. Lt. T.J. Smith with the Anne Arundel Police Department said, “I could care less if they had the whole car set up like a day care center. That child should not have been left in the car alone.”

Brown is being charged with ‘child abuse in the second degree, confined unattended child under 8 years old, and neglect of a minor.’ She is still behind bars and being held on $150,000 bail.

There is no excuse for what happened. The mother of this child cannot offer any excuse as to why she neglected her child and caused this child to suffer in cold temperatures. Anne Arundel Police officers are still shocked and numbed about this event.

The good news about this is that the child was treated at a local hospital and released to a relative. When Fox 5 news broke the story, efforts to contact Maryland Live! Casino were initiated, but no phone calls have been returned.

Thank goodness for local authorities hearing this child’s cry and coming to the rescue.

Source: Fox 5 News

Dr. Sinclair Grey III is an inspirational speaker, motivator, author, organizer and liberator of persons from all intellectual, social and cultural walks of life. He is a committed advocate for communal change. Email: drgrey@sinclairgrey.org. Follow on Twitter @drsinclairgrey