Casino loving parents leave child home alone

WICHITA, Kansas — Wichita police were called Sunday evening to the 4200 block of South Hydraulic to check on the welfare of a child.

The officers found an 8-year-old boy alone.

“Through the investigation, they discovered that the parents had left the child alone, and often do leave the child alone so they can go to the casino,” said Capt. Darrell Atteberry, Wichita Police Department.

The child was taken into protective custody.

Police are planning to interview the parents. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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