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Fife police: Toddler left alone in motel while mother gambled

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 20, 2011 at 3:11 pm with 4 Comments »
June 20, 2011 3:11 pm

Police say a 3-year-old girl was left alone while her mother gambled at a Fife casino.

The manager at a motel in the 3800 block of Pacific Highway East called police about 2 a.m.

“There was a 3-year-old girl who had been wandering around in the parking lot and crying for her mom,” said Fife police Lt. Tom Thompson.

A clerk who recognized the child knocked on the parents’ room and found the door open.

The 22-year-old mother and her boyfriend returned to the motel about 5:30 a.m. and told police they had lost track of time because the boyfriend won a jackpot at the casino. They said they decided to leave the child alone because she was asleep when they arrived at the motel.

The child is in state care. The mother was arrested on suspicion of child abandonment and the boyfriend was arrested for investigation of various drug charges.

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  1. your name says:

    Fricken Trash is what they are!! they dont deserve to have kids!!

  2. And which casino, exactly, was involved here?

  3. This loser woman should never be allowed to have this child back
    in her possesion. She is old enough to know better. It’s inexcusable!
    But think about this……would you want any child to be under the care and
    supervision of Washington State DSHS?? I don’t know which scenario is worse, a 3 year unsupervised child running through a motel parking lot at night or a child under the unprofessional care of Washington State DSHS. They both have something in common: “The lights are on but no ones home.”

  4. dster420 says:

    Sure am glad the little girl is safe…Especially with all the chimoes out there….What were these idiots thinking?

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