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Father leaves five-year-old son inside car to play pokies

  • A father has pleaded guilty to leaving his son alone in the car on a 40 degree day
  • The boy was found playing with a smartphone in the unlocked car with air-con on
  • The 32-year-old man left the five-year-old child while he played pokies at the pub
  • He later told the police he did it because children aren’t allowed inside the hotel 

A father who pleaded guilty to leaving his five-year-old son alone in the car so that he could gamble at a Sydney pub said that he did it because children weren’t allowed inside the hotel.

The 32-year-old drove his Honda Jazz to the Guilford Hotel and parked it in a loading zone on a 40 degree day in December, 9 News reported.

He then left the child inside the unlocked car with the air-conditioning on with while he played on the poker machines inside the pub. 

A father has pleaded guilty to leaving his five-year-old son alone in the car while he played pokies

A parking inspector who stopped to book the car noticed the child inside and called the police

A parking inspector who stopped to book the car noticed the child inside and called the police

A parking inspector who stopped to book the car for being parked in a loading zone noticed the boy inside the car and quickly called the police.

When officer asked the child where his father was, he reportedly told them that his father said he was going to get money.

Police assume that this meant the man had gone to the bank, but when they discovered the bank was closed they found the father inside the gaming room at the hotel. 

The 32-year-old fully confessed to leaving his son alone in the car with a smartphone to play with, and said that he did it because children are not allowed in the bar.

He was also driving with a cancelled license at the time. He is due to be sentenced next month.

The 32-year-old drove his Honda  to the Guilford Hotel (pictured) and parked in a loading zone

The 32-year-old drove his Honda to the Guilford Hotel (pictured) and parked in a loading zone



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