Couple leaves boy in car… to gamble

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Arizona man issues tearful apology from jail after leaving girlfriend's 5-year-old son in car while he gambled inside Scottsdale casino.

(KPNX) Handcuffed, in tears and in jail isn’t where 23-year-old Brad Porter Jr. thought he’d end up after going to Casino Arizona in Scottsdale on Sunday afternoon.

According to court documents, Salt River police arrested Porter and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Jessica Lopez, after the couple left Lopez’s 5-year-old son in their car while they gambled inside.

Porter admits being there for a couple of hours, but told 12 News they went to check on the little boy, who was sleeping, every 30 minutes or so.

I wasn’t trying to put him in harm’s way, if anything I was just trying to provide something for us so we would be OK for the next couple of days,” Porter said in a jail house interview at the Lower Buckeye Jail.

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