PERRYVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A Missouri couple was arrested Wednesday after they allegedly left their 5-year-old son inside a tractor-trailer for hours while they gambled at a Perryville casino.

The Cecil Whig reports 31-year-old Caleb Katez Lane and 25-year-old Nakema D. Lane, both of Girardeau, Mo. were charged with child neglect, confinement of an unattended child.

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Perryville police officers responded to the Hollywood Casino in the 12000 block of Chesapeake Overlook Parkway at 9:35 p.m. Monday, the Whig reports, after receiving a complaint.

A patron saw the boy inside the truck’s cab with the air-conditioner on and reported it to security. Security called police who found the boy’s mom and stepfather inside the casino gambling.

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The boy had been in the truck for four hours before someone saw him, police told the Whig.

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