A man accused of leaving his 3-year-old son alone in his hotel room while he hung out with friends at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood was arrested for child neglect, authorities said.
Gatchary Forth, 28, was arrested Sunday on a charge of child neglect without great bodily harm, Seminole Police Department officials said. Forth was being held on $5,000 bond Monday and it's unknown if he's hired an attorney.
Officials said officers responded after the boy was found alone in a corridor on the hotel's third floor by a guest who brought the child to security.
Forth allegedly left the boy alone in the room and went to the casino floor with friends, officials said. Video showed the boy walking out of the room minutes after Forth left, officials said.
It was about 41 minutes between when the boy was left alone and when Forth was found, officials said. The boy was released to Forth's friend while Forth was arrested, officials said.