Man arrested at casino after 18-month-old son found in sweltering car

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Danny Ngo, 44. (Credit: Bensalem Township Police Department).

Bensalem police arrested a Philadelphia man Saturday night for allegedly leaving his 18-month-son in a sweltering car as he gambled at a local casino.

Investigators said a woman walking through the parking lot of the Parx Casino on Street Road around 9:45 p.m. heard an infant crying inside an unoccupied gray Lexus and called 911.

Responders forced their way into the car, which officials said was parked “a distance away” from the casino doors.

A joint investigation by Bensalem police and Parx Casino officials led to the arrest of Danny Ngo, 44, of the 700 block of Adams Avenue in Olney.

Authorities said they were tipped off after Ngo approached his vehicle while police were on site.

Ngo is accused of leaving his infant alone inside the car as the outside temperature rose above 88 degrees.

Police said he was in the casino for about 40 minutes while the child was left to stew in the locked car.

Ngo was arraigned Sunday and charged with misdemeanor offenses of endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment.

He was on Tuesday jailed at the Bucks County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $100,000 bail.


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