MORGAN CITY, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a mother accused of leaving a small child in the car while she played video poker was arrested Monday night.
The Morgan City Police Department reported Trisha Grogan, 42, of Morgan City, was charged with child desertion.
Investigators said they received a call that a small child had been left alone in a car parked at a lounge.
Responding officers reported the vehicle was not running. They added the windows were down, but the child was sweating.
Officers said Grogan left the child in the car for about an hour.