Parents arrested after leaving their children along in car while gambling at casino (video)By Mason White 11:18 AM September 1, 2014
|Tyrell Johnson and Josephine Laidler|
By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) Parents were arrested on charges of child neglect after allegedly leaving their children alone in a parked car while gambling at a casino, police in Florida said.
Hialeah Police said that they arrested 25-year-old Tyrell Johnson and his girlfriend, 26-year-old Josephine Laidler, after their two children were found in a parked car outside the Hialeah Park Casino, which is located at 2200 East 4th Avenue.
Surveillance camera video shows a security guard of the casino shining a flashlight inside the car, where she saw the children, ages 1 and 4.
When police arrived, they found the children asleep inside the car. Authorities then went into the casino and made an announcement in order to locate the parents.
Minutes later, both parents showed up and were arrested. The woman’s parents were granted custody of the children. The couple faces charges of child abuse and ordered to have no contact with their children.