Mother left her nine-year-old son alone in a McDonald's playground until after 11pm so that she could meet a friend and go gambling in a casino
- Stacy Rupp, 35, from Peoria, Arizona has been accused of deliberate child abuse and endangering a minor after her arrest early on Thursday morning
- According to the authorities, Rupp discarded her son, 9, at the McDonalds to gamble
- An employee called the police around eleven o'clock after he realized that the child had been there alone for more than an hour
- Rupp returned to the McDonalds and was arrested around 1 am Thursday
- She told the responding officers that she had left on her own to go shopping, but the video surveillance video took her picture from 8.30 p.m.
Stacy Rupp, 35, from Peoria, Arizona, is facing a child abuse charge after the police arrested her for leaving her nine-year-old son at a McDonald's to gamble at a casino
An Arizona mother is confronted with a child abuse charge after the police arrested her for leaving her nine-year-old son to a McDonald's while allegedly gambling at a casino.
According to the authorities, Stacy Rupp, 35, from Peoria, Arizona, dropped her son off at a local McDonald's while she and a friend visited the Desert Diamond Casino in nearby Tucson, Arizona.
Rupp later told the police that she had let the child out of her car to walk into the cafe without a cell phone or any way to contact her in an emergency.
A McDonald & # 39; s employee called around 11 am & # 39; 911 in the evening after he realized that the boy had been there alone for more than an hour, according to KPNX TV.
The child, identified by the employee as & # 39; nasty & # 39; and & # 39; sloppy & # 39; was described, was reportedly not upset and tried to defend his mother when the police arrived, but accidentally indicated that this is not the first time she has left him alone to enjoy a night out.
& # 39; She always comes back, & # 39; the boy said, according to the police Yahoo.
According to the authorities, Rupp dropped off her nine-year-old at McDonald's near 91 and Olive Avenue sometime before 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday and did not return until 1 p.m.
Agents said the boy told them his mother said she was going to the casino and to a friend's house, KPNX reported. The police waited for Rupp when she returned to the restaurant and she was arrested around 1 o'clock in the morning.
She told the officers that she had dropped off her son to play while she was shopping across the street and added: "He drives me crazy and steals my money," according to court documents obtained by KPNX.
But researchers said they had obtained images of Desert Diamond Casino surveillance cameras on Wednesday morning from 8.30 p.m. that captured Rupp's image.
Video from courtroom camera & # 39; s let Rupp cry when a local prosecutor asked the judge to order her not to have contact with her son until the trial.
& # 39; It will be harmful to my son, I think, the abandonment fear, & # 39; Rupp told the court while she was crying
& # 39; I am there every night. We are together every night. I do everything with my boys … He's a mom's boy, big time. & # 39;
The judge agreed not to give a contactless order.
Rupp is back in court on July 3.
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