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    Man Left Child in Car While He Was in Casino

    Police have charged a man they say left his 4-year-old daughter locked inside his car for more than half an hour while he was inside a Rhode Island casino.

    Jose Funes, of Cumberland, faces a charge of child neglect.

    Lincoln police responded to the Twin River Casino last weekend after security personnel found the girl crying inside a car in the parking lot.

    They opened the car and cared for the girl.

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    They estimate she was in the car for 30 to 40 minutes when the temperature outside was 36 degrees.

    Police say when they found the 27-year-old Funes inside the casino he appeared to be intoxicated. The child's mother came and picked up the child and the case was referred to state child welfare officials.

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