Police: Dad arrested in Sacramento casino after leaving 2-year-old daughter in car

5:46 PM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO - A man was arrested inside a Sacramento casino around 1:41 a.m. Thursday after leaving his 2 year old inside the car, said Sacramento police.

A security guard at the Lotus Casino on Stockton Boulevard noticed movement inside the car and notified police. Upon investigation of the vehicle, officers found a little girl alone inside the vehicle, said police.

An ensuing investigation revealed 25-year-old Joseph Paiva had left his daughter inside the car for more than an hour, police said. 

Paiva was located, arrested and booked on a charge of felony child endangerment and his daughter was placed in the care of Child Protective Services.

The little girl was unharmed, according to police.


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