Santa Maria couple leaves child in car at casino
March 14, 2014
Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested a Santa Maria couple Tuesday after they left their 4-year-old daughter in a car while they gambled at the Chumash Casino.
At about noon, Bulmaro Reyes, 23, and Petra Zaragoza, 28, arrived at the casino and left their daughter sleeping in the car. The child awoke and began searching for her parents in the casino parking lot.
A passerby spotted the child in the parking lot and took her to a security desk inside the casino.
Deputies arrested the couple for child endangerment and booked them into the Santa Barbara County Jail.