1-yr-old girl left in car for 4 hours while mother plays pachinko

Posted on June 30, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

JUN. 29, 2013   FUKUOKA —

Police in Shingu, Fukuoka Prefecture, said Saturday that an 18-year-old woman and her 36-year-old male friend have been arrested after the woman’s one-year-old daughter was left inside a car for four hours while they played pachinko.

A policeman on patrol found the girl inside the car in the parking lot of a karaoke establishment at about 6 p.m. on Friday, NTV reported. When the mother and her companion returned to the car, they told police they had been playing pachinko since about 2 p.m.

The engine was left running and the air conditioner was on, police said, adding the child was unharmed. Police said the pair will be charged with endangering the child’s life.

Japan Today


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