Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dad leaves toddlers alone in car while he gambles at casino; did this happen during Dad's custody time? (Scottsdale, Arizona)

So we're told that Daddy was with his "girlfriend." We're not told she was the mother of these children, which makes me suspect she wasn't. So was this a custody/visitation situation? We're not told.

Meanwhile, notice that CPS has taken custody of the kids. So if there is a mother somewhere else, she is being punished for Daddy's irresponsibility. Unfortunately, this happens a lot.

Dad is identified as THOMAS DEVEREAUX.

Toddlers left alone in car while father gambles at casino

Posted 7:13 am, October 24, 2014, by CNN Wire, Updated at 02:11pm, October 24, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A Mesa dad faces child abuse charges after he allegedly left his two children in a parked car while he was at a Scottsdale casino early Wednesday morning.

The children, ages 2 and 3, were found in the vehicle on the upper level of Talking Stick Resort’s parking garage at 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. by security officers with the casino’s bike patrol, a court document stated.

Salt River police officers found Thomas Devereux, 29, with his girlfriend on the main floor of the casino at around 2:50 a.m..

Child Protective Services were notified and took custody of the children.

Devereux was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on one count of child abuse and one count of endangering the life of a minor.