Mother Leaves Baby in Car While She Hits the Casino

January 2, 2014  |  
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No sooner do we remember the worst parents of 2013 does another woman make headlines for her questionable child-rearing choices–just before we all rang in 2014. Alicia Denice Brown, 24, left her 4-year-old daughter in the car while she ran into the casino real quick. Brown has obviously been arrested and charged.

Casino security say the little girl was found in the car of the Maryland Live! Casino during a routine patrol around 6:30 pm on New Year’s Eve. An investigation found Brown parked her car in the lot around 10 that morning and left the baby there while she spent the day in the casino. After Brown was found in the casino, she was arrested and charged with child abuse in the second degree, confining an unattended child under 8 years old and neglect of a minor. She was released on $150,000 bond.

After a hospital evaluation found the preschooler was scared but physically alright, the Department of Child Protective Services placed her in the custody of an adult relative.

This is one of those stories where you want to go, “This woman is crazy! How could she?” But she obviously has a problem and I hope she gets help.

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