Woman arrested for leaving toddler in locked car at casino

Sunjay Barber (Source: EBRSO)
Sunjay Barber (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge police have arrested a woman who is accused of leaving a toddler in a locked car for more than an hour Sunday. The car was parked in the Belle of Baton Rouge casino and hotel parking lot.

Sunjay Barber, 27,  was arrested in suspicion of child desertion and cruelty to a juvenile.

Police say they were notified about the 2-year-old child in the car when a witness and hotel security saw the child screaming inside the car.

Barber told police she and the child's grandmother were babysitting the toddler and five other children and they must have overlooked the child as they got out of the vehicle.

Police said the child was not harmed, but did ask for water after being let out of the vehicle.

Barber was booked in the parish jail on a $25,000 bond.

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