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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Maryland Live! Takes 8 HOURS to discover 4 YEAR OLD in Parking Garage!

Maryland Live! is owned by Cordish. 

Police: Mother Left 4-Year-Old In Car At Maryland Live! Casino For More Than 8 Hours

HANOVER, Md. (WJZ)—A Baltimore City mother is in jail after her child was found freezing and hungry in a car parked at the Maryland Live! casino. Police say the mother left her daughter in the car for eight hours.

Rochelle Ritchie has more.

The little girl left alone is now with a relative while her mother will face a judge Thursday during her bail review.

Alicia Brown, 24, has been charged with child abuse and neglect after a shocking discovery by patrol officers at Maryland Live! Casino.

“Very disturbing situation,” said T.J. Smith, Anne Arundel County Police.

According to police, Brown was seen pulling into the parking garage at the casino with her daughter in the car around 10 a.m. New Year’s Eve. She parked on the fourth level and left the child unattended for hours while in the casino.

The girl was found sobbing in the car just after 6:30 p.m.

Anne Arundel County Police say the little girl was left inside the car for eight hours with no food and no heat as temperatures plummeted below freezing.

Police say Brown returned to her car shortly after her daughter was found; she was immediately arrested.

“You should almost turn around and put your hands behind your back yourself,” Smith said. “There’s no excuse.”

Maryland Live! Casino would not comment on the investigation.

Police say Brown is not an employee at the casino.

WJZ stopped at the address listed on the charging documents but there was no answer.

Parents learning of the crime say the decision to ever leave their child behind is unfathomable.

“Totally irresponsible,” said one man.

“Obviously her child is not that important to her,” said one woman.

Brown remains behind bars.

Mother Leaves Child For Hours in Casino Parking Garage

By Mila Mimica
| Thursday, Jan 2, 2014
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A Maryland mother has been charged with child abuse after leaving her 4-year-old child unattended at a casino parking garage for approximately eight hours.
According to Anne Arundel County Police, crews responded to a Maryland Live! Casino parking garage around 6:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve for an unattended child inside a parked car.
An investigation revealed that the child's mother, 24-year-old Alicia D. Brown of Baltimore, entered the garage around 10 a.m. then went to the casino.
The child appeared to be in good health and showed no signs of physical abuse. According to a police report, blankets covered the rear windows of the vehicle so that no one could see the child inside.
Brown was charged with child abuse, confining an unattended child and neglect of a minor. She was released on a $150,000 bond Wednesday.
President and General Manager of Maryland Live! Casino Rob Norton released the following statement to News4:

"Incidents of parental neglect and lack of personal responsibility are disturbing. We are thankful that our security team was able to intervene and get the appropriate authorities involved and that we found the child unharmed."

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