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Couple Accused of Leaving Toddler to Play 'Pokemon Go'



    Parents Leave Toddler Alone to Play 'Pokemon Go'

    An Arizona couple was arrested after leaving their son to play Pokemon Go, authorities said. Brent and Brianna Daley admitted to leaving their 2-year-old home alone for two hours while out playing the game, according to deputies.

    A neighbor called 911 after seeing the boy outside crying and trying to get in the front door. He was barefoot and wearing only a diaper and T-shirt. "This child went outside the home, this is 10:30 at night, it's nearly 100 degrees," Sheriff Paul Babeu said. (Published Monday, Aug. 8, 2016)

    An Arizona couple have been accused of leaving their 2-year-old son alone for up to 90 minutes to go play the "Pokemon Go" smartphone game, in a case that a local sheriff called "beyond comprehension."

    Brent Daley, 27, and Brianna Daley, 25, were arrested in San Tan Valley after a neighbor found the boy crying outside the couple's home in a southeastern Phoenix suburb Thursday night, the Pinal County sheriff's office said Monday.

    The child was barefoot and wearing a diaper and a T-shirt, authorities said.

    The couple initially told deputies they went to buy gas but then said they had gone in search of virtual Pokemon creatures in their neighborhood for about 90 minutes, the sheriff's office said.

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    The Daleys have been accused of child neglect and child endangerment, and their son has been turned over to the state's child-protection agency.

    Sheriff Paul Babeu said his and other law enforcement agencies have warned people about personal safety while playing the smartphone game.

    "But we never would have imagined that parents would abandon a child to play 'Pokemon Go,'" he said. "This goes beyond comprehension."

    It was not known if the Daleys have attorneys who could comment on the allegations. There is no phone listing for their names, and they didn't immediately respond to Facebook messages.