Couple accused of abandoning son for Pokemon Go
When deputies arrived at the Arizona home, they found a barefoot 2-year-old who was wearing just a nappy and a T-shirt and trying to get inside, according to a news release.
"The child was red faced, sweaty, and dirty," the release from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office states.
Authorities found three dogs when they searched the home, but they didn't find the child's parents, according to the release.
Eventually, though, deputies located a telephone number for the man they thought was the child's father.
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"When they called and told him his child was found abandoned," he replied, 'Whatever', and hung up on the deputies," the release stated.
The boy's parents, 27-year-old Brent Daley and Brianne Daley, 25, were arrested on charges of child endangerment and child neglect after the incident, which occurred late last month.
The couple told authorities that they left the toddler alone while they were playing Pokemon Go, authorities say.
"Our agency and many other law enforcement agencies have been warning people about personal safety while playing this interactive smartphone game, but we never would have imagined that parents would abandoned a child to play Pokemon Go," Sheriff Paul Babeu said in a statement. "This goes beyond comprehension."
It was unclear if the Daleys had lawyers.
- The Washington Post