A mother who wants to win big at a casino may have lost a lot of time after leaving her child unattended at a nearby McDonald's.
The employees of Peoria, Ariz., Fastfood eatery noted the 9-year-old boy was all by himself and called the police. They also provided the child with food and activities while waiting for the authorities to arrive.
Stacy Rupp dropped her son off in the restaurant around 8:30 am Wednesday night, Yahoo Lifestyle reported. The employees not only noted that the child was unattended, but was also "dirty and disheveled." Rupp allegedly left his child alone in the restaurant for two hours before returning.
Officer Brandon Sheffert of the Peoria Police Department told Yahoo Lifestyle that child said his mother had knocked him off so that she could go into play, but that he was not sorry and said "she always comes back. "
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Rupp allegedly returned to the restaurant just minutes after the law enforcement arrived. The police claim she originally said she was a grocery store in a nearby market. She eventually became clean and agreed to leave the boy in the restaurant so she could gamble at a nearby casino.
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When asked why she dropped her son out of the restaurant, Rupp told the authorities that "he drives me crazy and steals my money." The surveillance recordings from the casino show that Rupp joins the casino during the period.
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Rupp was arrested and accused of a number of child abuse and a number to constitute the health of a minor AZFamily.com report.
McDonalds did not immediately return Fox News & # 39; comment request.