Stacy Rupp, 34, was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona after she dropped her 9-year-old son off at McDonald’s so that she could go to a casino located one mile away, according to Yahoo News.
The young child was noticed by a McDonald’s employee who described the child as being “dirty and disheveled” when talking with the police. When police asked the boy where his parents were, he stated that she dropped him off to gamble but that she would be right back. The employees gave the child ice cream, cookies, and a coloring book to keep him distracted while they talked with the police.
When the child’s mother came back she attempted to convince the police that she had only gone to the grocery store located near the McDonald’s. When her lies were unconvincing, she finally admitted to leaving the child because “he drove her crazy and always steals her money.” The woman was arrested and charged with child abuse and endangerment.