Toddler Locked in Motel Room While Couple Gambles For Hours


The Washington mother of a 3-year-old boy, along with her boyfriend, have been charged with child abandonment, accused of locking up her toddler in a Fife, Wash., Motel 6 room for more than four hours while the couple went gambling at the Emerald Queen Casino.

The child was only discovered when the boyfriend returned to the motel and had forgotten his key. After a phone call from the Motel 6 front desk, the boy was placed in child protective custody.

The mother told police that she was winning and didn't realize how much time had passed.