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Woman Arrested for Leaving Son in Car Outside Del. Casino

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WILMINGTON, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington woman accused of leaving her son alone in a car in the parking lot of a casino.

Police that on Sunday at around 9 p.m. a security guard patrolling the parking lot at Delaware Park Racetrack and Slots spotted a 12-year-old boy alone in the car. Police say the boy's 33-year-old mother the boy in the car for more than two hours. According to police, the car was parked away from the main building and there was no way the boy's mother would be able to see the child from inside the facility.  

The boy was taken back to the security office and troopers were called in to investigate. 

When the mother was found in the casino, police say told authorities that she went to Delaware Park to win some money to take her son to the movies.

The Division of Family Services was contacted and notified about the incident.

The mother was released on a $500 unsecured bond. Police say they are not releasing the woman's name to protect the identity of her son.

The boy was turned over to a family member.

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