In what is quite an original and dangerous situation, Yulissa Troncoso, 33, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was recently arrested for leaving her five children in the car outside the Sands Casino in Bethlehem while she gambled, according to a report by the Morning Call.
While Troncoso left the windows of her car slightly cracked, the high temperature for the day reached 91 degrees, making it extremely dangerous to leave children unattended in a car, especially when the youngest is only 10 months old, the news source said.
Despite being summoned on the casino's intercom system multiple times, Troncoso continued to gamble. Local authorities were finally able to press charges after reviewing footage from the building's surveillance cameras which confirmed the woman's activities, the Morning Call reported.
"She wanted to gamble and she took her gamble and lost," Bethlehem Police lieutenant Mark DiLuzio said, according to the Morning Call. "You don't leave a child alone in a car, unattended, under any circumstances."
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