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Man Arrested After Locking Kids in Car to Gamble

Arlington County police car (file photo)A 46-year-old man was arrested after he left his two children locked in a car to gamble on a video game in Crystal City Friday afternoon.

James Bentley, of Arlington, is charged with two counts of child endangerment after police say he locked his 10-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter in his vehicle, in a parking lot on the 500 block of S. 23rd Street, while he was gambling on a horse-racing video game inside Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd Street S.).

The children were locked in the car for about a half hour, according to police, with the car turned off. The mother was called to the scene, along with child protective services, to pick up the children.

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