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Police Say 4-Year-Old Child Left in Car at Maryland Live! Casino for 8 Hours

The child was found crying in the back seat of a car in a parking garage, police said. Her mother was charged with child neglect.

Alicia Denice Brown was arrested by Anne Arundel County Police for child abuse. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police mugshot
Alicia Denice Brown was arrested by Anne Arundel County Police for child abuse. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police mugshot
A Baltimore woman was arrested Tuesday evening after police found her unattended 4-year-old child crying in the back seat of a car in the parking garage at Maryland Live! Casino.

Anne Arundel County Police located the child around 6:30 p.m. on level four of the parking garage. The 4-year-old was cold and hungry, said police, but had no signs of abuse.

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Police determined the mother left the child around 10 a.m. on Tuesday and entered the casino.

Alicia Denice Brown, 24, was charged with second-degree child abuse, neglect, and leaving a child under 8 unattended. Police arrested Brown after she returned to the car and said the child was hers.

Doctors examined the 4-year-old at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Child Protective Services developed a safety plan for the child and released the 4-year-old to a relative, said police.


k January 03, 2014 at 12:24 PM
She doesn't need our help, the child does to protect her from this monster of a mother. We (the taxpayers) already help the mother by providing her every necessity in life to the point she has money to burn at the casino for eight hours. She does this while the rest of us are at work supporting her sorry lifestyle. She has enough money to make bail, but she is so sorry she can't pay for a babysitter? I'll pray that child finds a better home and never has to go back with that beast.
Pam Spittel January 03, 2014 at 01:02 PM
Again, there is no proof that she is on welfare, but I too was surprised that she was able to come up with the money for bail. I understand the grandmother has custody which presents another question. Which grandmother? If it is the mother's mom wouldn't she still have access to the child (or perhaps even living with her mom).
Pam Spittel January 03, 2014 at 01:32 PM
I discovered that several years ago this woman had a rather large Federal & State Tax Lien which was satisfied. That tells me one of two things: She has (had) a job and didn't file taxes or She had some large unreported gambling winnings.
George Rets January 06, 2014 at 10:17 AM
She has the same look on her face that my Doberman gets after he takes a poop on the rug, but my Doberman is better looking.
Mike February 05, 2014 at 10:35 AM
God, I hope they didn't release the child to Alicia Brown's mother/grandmother/whatever.......THEY failed her, Lord knows they'll fail the child as well.

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