Dad accused of leaving son in hot car at Parx

Danny Ngo

Ben­s­alem po­lice ar­res­ted a North­east man who al­legedly left his 18-month-old son un­at­ten­ded in a hot car parked out­side Parx Casino on Ju­ly 6.

A passerby heard the in­fant cry­ing at about 9:45 p.m. that Sat­urday and called 911, Ben­s­alem po­lice said. Of­ficers forced their way in­to the gray Lex­us, which was in a re­mote area of the park­ing lot far from the casino en­trance. The tem­per­at­ure out­side the vehicle was more than 88 de­grees. Ben­s­alem Pub­lic Safety Dir­ect­or Fred Har­ran later de­scribed the boy’s con­di­tion as hot and sweaty, but oth­er­wise good.

Po­lice and casino se­cur­ity of­fi­cials tried to loc­ate the boy’s par­ent, who ap­proached the car a short time later. He was iden­ti­fied as Danny Ngo, 44, of the 700 block of Adams Ave. In­vest­ig­at­ors de­term­ined that Ngo had been in the casino for about 40 minutes. He was charged with reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of a child.

He was ini­tially re­manded to Bucks County Pris­on in lieu of $100,000 bail. Last Fri­day, bail was re­duced to $5,000. Ngo pos­ted 10 per­cent of that amount and was re­leased. A pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing has not been sched­uled. ••

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