Casino-Goer Leaves Mom, 98, in Truck for 5 Hours

She is OK, but police charge son with adult neglect

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jul 24, 2014 12:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – Maryland police say a North Carolina man left a vulnerable person sitting in his truck in a casino parking garage for nearly five hours—his 98-year-old mother. Anne Arundel County Police say 67-year-old Dwight McGinnis Jr. of Raleigh was charged with vulnerable adult neglect. Police say the woman, who uses a wheelchair, was alone with no food or water. The truck had arrived at the Maryland Live! Casino garage about 1:45pm on an 81-degree day. Paramedics gave the woman water and found that she was not in medical distress. Police contacted the woman's son by cellphone about 7:15pm, and he went to the vehicle.

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