Police: Man leaves kids in car at Hard Rock

By Barbara A. Besteni, Managing Editor, Local10.com, barb@local10.com
Published On: Jan 13 2014 04:41:26 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 14 2014 11:44:48 AM EST

A father left his kids alone in his pickup truck while he spent an hour gambling at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, police say.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -

A man who left his kids alone in his pickup truck while he spent an hour inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino was arrested Sunday, police say.

According to police, 47-year-old Anthony Keith Wells told them he stopped by the Hard Rock to get something to eat.

Police say Wells left a 4-month old baby and an 18-month old child in the backseat of the truck in their car seats.

When police arrived, there was a video playing, reportedly to entertain the children. The doors were unlocked and the windows were slightly open.

The cries of the younger child alerted people in the area to the truck. A security guard opened the door and called police.

The children appeared to be OK, but were taken to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital as a precaution.

Wells was charged with two counts of child neglect without great harm.

Bond was set at $1,000.

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