Parents Leave Children in Cold SUV, Gamble at Parx Casino: Police

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A New Jersey couple is behind bars after police say they left three young children in a cold SUV while they hit a Pennsylvania casino.

Police were called to the Parx Casino parking lot in Bensalem Saturday for a report of three children — ages 8, 3 and 1 — inside a vehicle, said Bensalem Police. Temperatures were hovering near freezing at the time.

Court records show 39-year-old Jarrett Evan Nelson and 30-year-old Ebony Walker, both of Newark, face charges including endangering the welfare of children.

Surveillance video showed the two entered the casino at 7:33 p.m. and returned to the SUV around 9:11 p.m.  The children weren't harmed and were released to other family members.

Walker and Nelson were sent to Bucks County prison after they were unable to post bail.

Online court documents don't list attorneys for Nelson or Walker.

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