A Massachusetts couple accused of leaving a 9-year-old boy in their car in freezing weather while they gambled all night were arrested after returning to the car the following afternoon.
The couple locked the boy in the car late Thursday at Foxwoods Resort Casino and told him to go to sleep or he “would be in trouble,” police said. The temperature was about 22 degrees when a casino patron noticed the boy shivering in the car at 5 a.m. Friday.
The casino patron called police, who took the boy to a hospital for evaluation. The boy was placed in state custody, police said.
The adults returned to their car about 12:20 p.m., police said.
Dara Ty, 40, of Lowell, Mass., and his female companion, Bopha Sung, 33, of Revere, Mass., each were charged Friday with risk of injury to a minor.