Charges: Man Left Toddler In Car In Casino Parking Lot
SHAKOPEE (AP) — An Eden Prairie man is accused of leaving his toddler son alone in his car while he gambled at Mystic Lake Casino.
Twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas M. Anderson was charged last week in Scott County District Court with neglect or endangerment of a child, a gross misdemeanor. His first court appearance is Tuesday.
The charges say Prior Lake police were sent to the casino about 2:15 p.m. Nov. 21 after a casino patron heard the child crying. Officers broke into the vehicle to get the boy, who was dressed in a onesie and covered with a blanket in a car seat.
The temperature outside at the time was about 25 degrees.
Anderson told police the child's mother didn't know that he took their son to the casino.