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Easton man leaves children in car while he gambles at Sands Casino

An Easton man was arrested Wednesday after he left his three children in the car to gamble at a Bethlehem casino.

Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Credit: Wiki Commons Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Credit: Wiki Commons

An Easton man was arrested Wednesday after he left his three children in the car to gamble at a Bethlehem casino.

According to WFMZ-TV, Maurice Cook, 30, left his three children — ages 1, 5 and 8 — inside his car in the parking lot of Sands Casino Wednesday morning.

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Casino security alerted police that the three children were spotted in the car and that their father was spotted playing blackjack.

Cook was arrested and charged with reckless and endangerment and endangering the welfare of his children.

The children are in family custody, the news station reported.

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